Good News for April 2015

Ghoncheh Ghavami - Iran

While celebrating the Iranian New Year (from 21 March for 12 days) the Iranian government wiped out the rest of her sentence. Her brother Iman and mother thank all for their generous support. The petition had 777,413 supporters.

Shell and Niger Delta

The Shell company has been made to pay for the devastation caused by the oil spills in the Niger Delta, after 6 years of legal proceedings and our campaigning. Compensations of £55 million has been provided for those people in Bodo, Southeast Nigeria, whose lives were ruined by the disaster.

Guadalupe - El Salvador

'Guadalupe' has been given a pardon following her imprisonment after suffering a miscarriage. This was granted by a majority of just one vote. Amnesty continues its work to ensure Salvadorian women are not criminalised by the total abortion ban in the country.

Claudia Medina Tamaraz - Mexico

Claudia is now a free woman, the last of the charges against her having been dropped. She was forced to sign a confession after being kidnapped and tortured by Marines. 300,000 people around the world demanded justice for her.

Amnesty International continues to call for an investigation into her torture and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. A month after her release, the Mexican President visited the UK and received our Stop Torture signatures. The Prime Minister, Deputy PM and Secretary of State for Scotland all helped send a strong message - it's time for Mexico to respect Human Rights.

 

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