February 2013 (4)
Feb 21 2013 1:19PM
Good news: Mao Hengfeng released
Mao Hengfeng, a human rights defender in China, was sentenced to ‘Re-education Through Labour’ on 30 October 2012. It was the latest in a series of detentions dating back to 2004 because of her work standing up for human rights. The go...
Feb 14 2013 5:22PM
20,674 reasons to bring Shaker Aamer home
Today, our Director Kate Allen took a trip to the US Embassy in London. She was there to hand over more than 20,000 signatures on our petition to Obama calling for the return of Shaker Aamer, the 44-year-old former UK resident who was...
Feb 14 2013 11:20AM
Ten years of the power of love for WOZA and Zimbabwe
Update, 15 Feb . On 14 February, 181 WOZA members were arrested at a peaceful Valentine's Day demonstration in Bulawayo. The WOZA members were calling on police to respond to complaints about police beatings and brutality. The day befo...
Feb 8 2013 3:48PM
My sister, on death row for fighting back
Li Dehuai is the brother of Li Yan, who is on death row in China. After years of violent abuse from her husband, she finally snapped in November 2010 and repeatedly hit him over the head with a gun, to stop him beating her. This is his...