Richard Blanco was released on April 6. He still faces trial, and is obliged to present himself in court every 15 days. He cannot leave the country without the court's permission, and cannot speak to journalists about the trial. He has declared that he will be a candidate in the elections to the National Assembly in September.
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Suspend US Arms to Israel
Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank over the past three years. More than 8,000 have been wounded by other means, including 1,500 children.
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.