Wissam Tawfiq Abyad, a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on January 15, 2004. Wissam was arrested, detained and charged with "habitual debauchery" after he went to meet a contact he made at a gay website. Wissam's private conversations with the man over the Internet were used as evidence against him.
Get updates on Amnesty's work to protect human rights worldwide.
Protect Global Sexual and Reproductive Rights Now and for the Next Gen
Making our own decisions about our bodies is a human right. But for millions worldwide, especially women and girls, it’s violated daily. Tell world leaders to respect the sexual and reproductive rights of all!
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.