A dual citizen of the UK and Pakistan, Moazzam Begg was one of the first foeign nationals to be detained by the US after September 11, 2001. He was held without charge or trial until his release in January of 2005. Urgent Action # UA 199/03 was issued on his (and other's) behalf on July 8, 2003 and re-issued several times.
Ray Jasper is scheduled to be executed in Texas on March 19th for a murder committed in 1998 when he was 18 years old. If he had been three months and three days younger at the time of the crime, Ray Jasper would not be facing execution.
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.