Amnesty International welcomes the release of Mesfin Woldemariam, one of 38 Ethiopian opposition party officials, prominent human rights defenders and journalists who were freed on July 20. Professor Woldemariam is Ethiopia's most prominent human rights defender and one of AIUSA's five special focus cases. Many thanks to all who took action on his behalf.
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Iran: Jailed Scientist Denied Urgent Medical Care (UA 244/14)
Iranian physicist Omid Kokabee, serving a 10-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is suffering from a number of health problems exacerbated by the poor conditions in which he is held. He is a prisoner of conscience.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.