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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

September 9, 2011

Human rights activist Fadhel Maki al-Manasif was conditionally released on 22 August. He was arrested on 1 May in connection with protests in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

September 9, 2011

Fadhel Maki al-Manasif (previously spelled Fadel Makki al-Manasef), 26 years old, was told on April 30 to report to the criminal investigation department at the police station in al-‘Awwamiya, a town in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. He went there the next day and was arrested, then was transferred between different police stations in the Eastern Province. On May 4, he was moved to al-Khobar prison, also in the Eastern Province, where he was allowed to see his family and lawyer twice a week. On May 18, he was transferred to the General Intelligence Prison in Dammam, the capital of the Eastern Province, where he was detained incommunicado again until his release.

March 7, 2011
Around 24 men who were detained on 3 and 4 March following protests in the city of al-Qatif, Saudi Arabia, were released...
March 7, 2011
Saudi Arabian Shia cleric Sheikh Tawfiq Jaber Ibrahim al-Amr was released on 6 March without charge.