We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Foudama Ousmane, a detainee who was at risk of blindness, was examined by a doctor on the morning of 20 April and prescribed medication for his eyes. This was as a direct result of the mobilization of Amnesty International’s members around the world who called and sent emails to authorities in Cameroon, after an Urgent Action was issued on 16 April.
Sandara Farouq Kadouda was released on 15 April. She had been abducted on 12 April by a group of men in civilian clothes, believed to belong to the National Intelligence Security Service (NISS).
Celia Ismalej and her 18-month-old son have been released from detention after being granted asylum protection in the USA.
Five women rights activists detained after planning events to mark International Women’s Day were released on bail on 13 April. This follows a huge outcry about their detention both in China and internationally, which it is believed played a major role in their release.