We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
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.
Celestino Okenve, Antonio Nguema and Miguel Mbomio were released unconditionally from police detention on 30 January 2015.
Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.