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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Jailed activist ill and in need of medical care (UA 328/13)
Hootan Dolati has been repeatedly denied medical treatment in Tehran’s Evin Prison. He has been on a hunger strike in protest of being denied medical care.
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.