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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

February 22, 2012

Faustin Ndikumana, President of the Burundian organization Words and Action for the Awakening of Conscience and the Evolution of Mindsets (PARCEM), was released on 21 February, after two weeks in custody. He was also fined 1,000,000 Burundian francs ($775 US). He had alleged that magistrates bribe officials in the Ministry of Justice to secure appointment.

February 21, 2012

Syrian man Ahmed Andora was released on 27 January 2012 after almost four months in detention.

February 21, 2012

Zainab al-Khawaja was released on 20 February after having been arrested on 12 February for participating in a protest. She was charged with "illegal gathering".

February 16, 2012

On 14 February 2012 a judge ordered the release of 14 people who had been serving six-month sentences for taking part in an "illegal gathering" among other charges.