Ms. Jihan Omar is in critical health condition and has began a hunger strike. Defend International has launched a campaign calling for her release.
Several detainees in Southern Yemen were reportedly subjected to torture and other inhumane acts. DI urged the authorities to release them immediately. In August 2007, they were released.
Defend International had raised its concern about the death sentences on the two Kurdish journalists, Hassanpour and Butimar and lobbied the EU for their support. We are grateful that the EU has stepped forward to support them.
Family of eight has no home and no support. Read about them; you will not forget them. Defend International urges the governments to protect vulnerable groups from neglect, domestic violence, harassment, exploitation and abuse.
Defend International has received sad news from IANSA about the shocking event in which the 13-year-old Ntombi was wounded in South Africa. DI sends her best wishes for Ntombi’s speedy recovery.