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Denied proper medical treatment by prison authorities since April 2015, when she was first diagnosed with a tumour on her uterus, Trần Thị Thúy is no longer able to walk without assistance. A prisoner of conscience, she has been detained since her arrest in 2010 and has expressed fears of death due to appalling prison conditions.
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In 2012, Yecenia was arbitrarily detained, beaten and raped during 15 hours of torture until she was forced into a “confession”. Her long-overdue release today brings an end to four long years of i...