Amnesty International is happy to report that Andrei Zatoka was released from jail on January 31. Andrei had been detained on December 17 by local police at the airport in his home city of Dashoguz. There were allegations that he was targeted to punish him for his peaceful work as an environmental activist. He and his supporters are grateful for the appeals sent by AI's Urgent Action network 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.