It is with great joy that we announce the release of Dr Mohamed Jalal Ahmed Hashim, a prominent opponent of the construction of the Kajbar Dam in Sudan, who was arrested on June 16th. He was released from detention on August 25th.
He expressed his sincere thanks to Amnesty International, explaining that so many faxes arrived that the security services holding him suspected that he was a very important person with many contacts worldwide. Since several of the faxes mentioned his diabetes, prison medical staff started to check his diabetes every day.
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Tell Malaysia to accept recommendations from the 2013 UN Universal Periodic Review!
Between October 24, 2013 - October 31, 2013 Malaysia will undergo a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council. This is Malaysia’s second review, previously done in 2009.
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.