Amnesty International USA welcomed Congressional renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), an extension that will provide approximately $3.9 billion over the next five years to help combat domestic violence in this country. Read more. »
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Demand Investigation Into Sexual Attacks On Female Detainees (Somalia: UA 214/16)
For the past month, female detainees at Gabiley prison have complained of sexual violence, including rape, and other forms of torture and ill-treatment by the male guards at the prison. Female guards that report these incidents to prison authorities fear reprisals. The female detainees risk further torture and other ill-treatment during their detention.
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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