Claude Yabanda, a senior member of an opposition political party called the Patriotic Front for Progress, was released from prison on November 11. He had been detained since April 2006 on account of his peaceful political activities. Claude was featured in AIUSA's Holiday Card action. Many thanks to all who send letters of support.
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Two protesters left in custody, others freed (FU 322/13)
A Court in Cairo has ordered the release of all but one, Alaa Abdel Fattah, of the prisoners of conscience held since the peaceful protest in front of the Shura Council.
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.