With over 10,000 emails to Secretary of State Rice and a very successful rally at the State Department, Amnesty International USA activists have succeeded in halting lethal military assistance to the government of Nepal! The U.S. decision was confirmed when it became public last week that the U.S. had suspended a scheduled shipment of M-16 rifles to Nepal, where over 12,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in 1996.
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Honduras: Children's Rights Defender Beaten, Detained (UA 122/14)
The Director of Casa Alianza Honduras was beaten and detained by military police on 8 May. He believes his mistreatment was in retaliation for speaking out against violence against 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.