This public statement was released to coincide with the hearing at the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights of the case of Khaled el-Masri, a victim of US rendition and secret detention in Europe.
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Syria: Demand an End to Enforced Disappearances
Since protests broke out in Syria in February 2011, thousands of suspected opponents of the government have been arbitrarily arrested and detained; many appear to have been subjected to enforced disappearance.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.