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She was released on 19 November after more than a month in detention for ripping up a picture of the King in court. The verdict in this case is expected on 4 December.
At least 4 men, a 17-year-old boy, and 9 women have been arrested. They could face a life sentence. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience.
The Dominican Parliament adopted a comprehensive reform of the Criminal Code which maintains full criminalization of abortion. If enacted, it would violate the rights of women and girls.
Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was detained on 28 October following her first interrogation session. Amnesty International believes she is a prisoner of conscience.