We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
The Governor of Oregon has blocked an imminent execution -- which would have been the first in this US state since 1997 and only the third since 1962 -- and said that he will allow no further executions while he is governor.
The two journalists from newspaper The Destiny, arrested in early November, have been released without charge.
Young Syrian activist Hanadi Zahlout, who had been held in incommunicado detention at an unknown location after her arrest on 4 August, has now appeared before a court and is in regular contact with her family and her lawyer. She appears to be no longer at risk of torture.
Two leaders of the Zimbabwean social justice movement Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) have been released from prison, and are due to appear in court on 12 December. They had been arrested in September, while attempting to join a peaceful march, and denied bail.