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Following the conviction of her rapist, the Afghan authorities have committed to ensuring her protection. The 10-year-old girl is receiving medical and psychological attention.
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.
Ghoncheh Ghavami has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment in Iran and banned from foreign travel for two years for protesting for the right of women to attend sport events in Iran.
Women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer was arrested on 15 September on 10 charges of “defamation via her Twitter account”. She is a prisoner of conscience.