We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown’s case to a juvenile court for trial. This decision removes the risk of 13-year-old Jordan Brown being sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Such a sentence, when imposed on anyone under 18 years old at the time of the crime, violates international law.
Socialist Party MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj and five party officers were released on 29 July from Jinjang police station, in Kuala Lumpur.
Idris Yousef Abdelrahman, a civil affairs officer for the joint United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) who was arrested on 27 April, is no longer in detention. He was released on 20 July after the prosecutor dropped all the charges against him.