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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Teenager Imprisoned in Angola Because of a T-shirt
17 year old Nito Alves is a prisoner of conscience, arrested for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression when he collected t-shirts printed for a protest march.
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