We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Guatemala's ex-president, General Efraín Rios Montt, was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. This is the first time a former head of state has been found guilty of genocide in the courts of his own country.
George Ramzi Nakhla, a member of the "6 April Youth" protest movement, was released on 25 March 2012 after being detained and beaten by Egyptian security forces.
Syrian student Suhaib al-Ammar was released without charge on 10 January 2012, following his arrest by Syrian Air Force Intelligence officials on 18 November 2011.
A Maldivian activist who was attacked and detained on 10 December 2011 for organizing a peaceful protest calling for religious tolerance was released on 6 January. His attackers remain at large.