Detained Student Activist Released!
Salvadoran woman Sara Beltran Hernandez has been granted bond and released from detention. She had been held in a Texas detention centre for 15 months, despite having a claim to asylum and being in urgent need of medical attention.
Canadian-Irish-Iranian citizen Dr Homa Hoodfar, a prominent professor of anthropology, was released on 26 September and flown out of Iran to Oman. She had been detained in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison since her arbitrary arrest on 6 June.
The Supreme Court in India has ordered the Delhi police to provide protection to two sisters and their family after they fled their village in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, fearing for their safety. The sisters had been ordered to be raped by the unelected all-male village council, which led to an international outcry and a huge number of appeals from Amnesty International activists.
Women’s rights defender Mahdieh Golrou was released from Tehran’s Evin Prison after three months detained for peaceful demonstrations. She was a prisoner of conscience.