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Tell Burkina Faso to stop turning a blind eye and protect girls and young women from forced marriages.

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After suffering a still-birth, Teodora was sentenced to 30 years for homicide under El Salvador's abortion ban.

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Political cartoonist Zunar faces a longterm prison sentence after posting tweets condemning the jailing of opposition leaders in Malaysia.

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Louisiana prisoner Albert Woodfox has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in a cell the size of a parking space.


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Costas and his partner were badly beaten up in a homophobic and racist attack in central Athens. No suspects were identified, let alone punished.

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In July 2012, Yecenia Armenta was taken into police custody in Mexico and raped, brutally tortured into confessing and jailed in Mexico.


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Phyoe Phyoe Aung, a student leader and Prisoner of Conscience, was arrested after organizing a largely peaceful protest in Myanmar. She and scores of others now face lengthy jail terms.


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Saman Naseem, a member of Iran's ethnic Kurdish minority, was tortured into confessing to shooting a soldier and sentenced to death. He was just 17.

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Waleed Abu al-Khair is a human rights lawyer and Prisoner of Conscience serving 15 years in prison for his work, including defending writer Raif Badawi.

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In 2013, Rania Alabbasi and her six children were "disappeared" by the Syrian government, their location must be disclosed.

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Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala are Prisoners of Conscience facing the death penalty for promoting democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Muhammad Bekzhanov, a Prisoner of Conscience in Uzbekistan, is one of the world’s longest jailed journalists.

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"Thank you for your hard work and your campaigns to secure my release from prison. Your letters, phone calls, and petitions were my protection during the months I spent in solitary confinement. You were my voice when I had none."

- Birtukan Mideksa, Ethiopia - 2009 Write for Rights case