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Victory
February 28, 2013

We Did It! A Victory for VAWA

Great news! Congress passes a real Violence Against Women Act that will help protect ALL women from violence.

Recent Victories

February 27, 2014
On February 7, India's Supreme Court granted bail to indigenous human rights defenders Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi, ending 2 and a half years of imprisonment for their nonviolent advocacy on behalf of locals caught between state forces and armed insurgents in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh.
September 12, 2013

Aparna Marandi and her son were released on bail on May 6, 2013. She had been in jail since December 8, 2012, accused of being involved in a Maoist arson attack on a mining site in India's Jharkhand state. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations believe that she was falsely accused and arrested for her non-violent human rights activism.

January 10, 2013

Fifteen years after it opened, Tamms CMAX is officially closed. The last five inmates in the high security unit were transferred on 28th December 2012 to Pontiac Correctional Center, Illinois.

November 23, 2012

Six men were accused of "highway robbery" and were transferred to Malaz prison. All of them say they were beaten and forced to confess to the charges against them.