Mamun Al-Humsi and Riad Seif, two former members of Syria's parliament, were freed on January 18 by the Syrian government after spending five years in prison. Mamun al-Humsi was one of Amnesty International's Special Focus Cases. Many thanks to all who took action on his behalf!
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Egyptian NGOs Face Crushing Restrictions or Closure (UA 216/14)
Egyptian human rights organizations have been warned they face closure and criminal prosecution if they fail to register under the Law on Associations.
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.