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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Turkey: Conscientious Objector Must Not Be Imprisoned (UA 264/14)
Ali Fikri Işık is due to appear in front of a military court on Wednesday 22 October, facing three separate charges of ‘desertion’ that could carry a prison sentence of around two-and-a-half years.
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.