Radha Bhusal and Geeta Nepali, subjects of a recent AI Urgent Action, were freed on October 24, 2005 following a Supreme Court order that their detention was illegal. The two girls had been re-arrested by police on September 5th shortly after they were released on the order of the district court in Kapilvastu, in southern Nepal. The Supreme Court ordered their release on October 23rd. Thanks to all who sent appeals!
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Enough! Stop Violence Against Migrants in Mexico
Every year, thousands of men, women and children pass through Mexico without legal permit; they are 'irregular' migrants. During their travel through Mexico, these people face great risk of abuse such as extortion, beatings, killings and sexual violence. Approximately 22,000 migrants may be victims of kidnapping every year in Mexico. However, up to now there are no official figures about these abuses and attacks against migrants crossing Mexico.
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.