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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Help Free 14-Year-Old Boy Tortured to Confess (Egypt: UA 197/16)
Egypt’s National Security Agency subjected 14-year-old Aser Mohamed to enforced disappearance for 34 days. The boy claims that he was tortured and ill-treated to confess to offences he did not commit. He is at risk of an unfair trial based on his “confessions” obtained under torture. If convicted he could face up to 15 years imprisonment.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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