We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Turkish citizen of Palestinian origin, Dr Amer al-Shawa, was released from detention on 13 February after 135 days of enforced disappearance. He was deported to Turkey.
Saudi Arabian women drivers Loujain al-Hathloul and Maysaa al-Amoudi were released on 12 February after spending 10 weeks in detention. The conditions of their release and their legal status are unclear.
Louay Hussein was released on bail on 25 February
On 23 February, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution in the case of Rodney Reed, who was due to be put to death on 5 March for a murder in 1996 which he has consistently said he did not commit.