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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

November 1, 2011

Syrian activist Walid al-Bunni and his son Mu’ayad al-Bunni, who had been held incommunicado after their arrest on 6 August 2011, appear to no longer be at risk of torture. Walid al-Bunni has been charged and is currently awaiting trial. He now has regular contact with his family and lawyers. Mu’ayad al-Bunni, aged 18, was released on bail. Walid al-Bunni is a prominent activist in Syria.

October 14, 2011
Three prisoners of conscience for whom Amnesty International has campaigned for years have been released.
October 13, 2011

Farzad Haghshenas, an environmental activist and member of the NGO, Sabzchia (The Green Mountain Society), was released on bail on 1 October.

September 16, 2011
Prime Minister Najib Razak plans to repeal the Internal Security Act, which allows the authorities to detain people indefinitely without charge or trial.