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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Egypt: 20 Activists Re-Arrested as Retrial is Postponed (UA 322/13)
The 20 activists are currently held in Tora Prison and are standing retrial alongside five others for defying the country’s repressive protest law, after an earlier unfair trial.
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.