We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
On September 12 the Court of Appeal in Sharjah, UAE, revoked the death sentence of 17 Indians accused of murdering a Pakistani man and reduced the sentence to two years’ imprisonment and the payment of diyah, or blood money. The 17 men have served more than two years in prison since they were arrested in 2009. Their lawyer told Amnesty International on September 13 that the men will remain in jail until they are deported to India. This is expected to take place in the coming weeks.