Fereshteh Halimi, the wife of human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, was released on August 7th. Her brother and father, both of whom had been arrested, had been released by August 3rd. They were arrested to pressure Mohammad Mostafaei to turn himself in; he has now left Iran for Norway.
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Good News! - Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion (UA 293/14)
The President promulgated the new Criminal Code on 19 December following the adoption by the Chamber of Deputies of the observations made by the President seeking the decriminalization of abortion in certain circumstances.