Hisham Bashraheel, editor of a newspaper in Yemen, has been released on bail, after being detained without charge for almost three months. His two adult sons are still in custody, and have not yet been charged with any offence. Their detention may be solely due to the newspaperâ€™s coverage of protests in southern Yemen.
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Syria: Demand an End to Enforced Disappearances
Since protests broke out in Syria in February 2011, thousands of suspected opponents of the government have been arbitrarily arrested and detained; many appear to have been subjected to enforced disappearance.
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.