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!
Get updates on Amnesty's work to protect human rights in Asia.
Egypt: Refugees Facing Deportation to Syria, Gaza (UA 48/15)
Seventy-five refugees from Syria, including 15 children, have been detained in an Egyptian police station since November 2014. At least 30 of them have been on hunger strike since mid-February in protest. They face being forcibly returned to Syria or the Gaza Strip at any time.