Lado Sikaka, a leader of the Dongria Kondh Indigenous communities in India, was released August 12th, two days after being abducted. Sana Sikaka, another leader who was abducted at the same time, was released on August 11th.
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Iran: Journalist held incommunicado (UA 189/14)
Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik has been detained in solitary confinement without access to her lawyer and family. Her whereabouts are unknown, sparking fears that she may be at risk ill-treatment.
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.