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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

June 11, 2015

Women’s rights defender Mahdieh Golrou was released from Tehran’s Evin Prison after three months detained for peaceful demonstrations. She was a prisoner of conscience.

May 28, 2015

Qatari national, Hamad Ali Mohammad al-Hamadi, who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, was pardoned by the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and deported back to Qatar on 22 May.

April 22, 2015

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.

April 17, 2015

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).