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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Urgent Action Update: Woman Charged On Torture-Tainted Evidence (Iraq: UA 210/16)
A woman who survived IS captivity has been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Law and will face trial on 21 February 2017. She was reportedly tortured after her arrest on 25 October 2014 and forced to sign papers without reading them. She remains detained with her infant daughter. If convicted, she faces life imprisonment.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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