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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.
He is a human rights defender. If convicted he could be sentenced to up to two years’ imprisonment and a heavy fine. If imprisoned, he would be considered a prisoner of conscience.
Ms. Balendran Jeyakumary, a prominent Sri Lankan human rights activist, has been detained since March 13, 2014 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), which allows detention without charge or...
Mirsobir Khamidkariev was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment on extremism charges following an unfair trial. There are credible allegations that he was tortured in detention.