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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Egypt: 20 Activists Re-Arrested as Retrial is Postponed (UA 322/13)
The 20 activists are currently held in Tora Prison and are standing retrial alongside five others for defying the country’s repressive protest law, after an earlier unfair trial.
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.