We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Khader Adnan, a Palestinian detainee who went on a hunger strike for 66 months, was finally released on 17 April after spending four months in detention without charge or trial in central Israel.
George Ramzi Nakhla, a member of the "6 April Youth" protest movement, was released on 25 March 2012 after being detained and beaten by Egyptian security forces.
Halil Savda, who has regularly spoken out publicly against compulsory military service, had been in prison since 24 February 2012, serving a 100 day sentence for "alienating the public from military service". He was held hundreds of kilometres from his home, in the Doğubeyazıt district of the province of Ağrı in eastern Turkey.