Abdel Rahman al-Shaghouri was released on August 31, 2005, one week after the end of his sentence. He has returned home to his family and is said to be in good health. Amnesty International USA championed 'Abdel Rahman al-Shaghouri's case through the Holiday Action in 2004.
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Russia: Prisoner of Conscience Beaten in Court (UA 46/14)
Aleksey Polikhovich, prisoner of conscience and one of the Bolotnaya case convicts, was severely beaten by an escorting police officer at the Moscow Zamoskvoretskiy court on 24 February.
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.