Elena Urlaeva – “We demand the investigation of torture.”   “I will hold on to the end. I will withstand everything and do it for all the people who have been abused by the authorities.” Elena Urlaeva, Uzbek human rights activist.   On the morning of 29 September, Elena Urlaeva was arrested, stripped naked and …

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Amnesty International UK SUDAN, DON’T FLOG WOMEN FOR ‘INDECENT DRESS’ Ten Christian students, all women aged 17 – 23, have been charged with ‘indecent dress’ after they were arrested outside their church by Sudanese police last month. The women were wearing skirts and trousers. Two of the women have already been found guilty and fined …

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Source: KVINFO Egyptian women’s and human rights defender Azza Soliman has been found innocent. After coming forward to witness against the police killing of a demonstrator in January, she was herself accused of participating in an illegal protest. Now she has been acquitted together with the other 16 defendants. A big, big congratulations from KVINFO …

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New drinking driving limits will hit motorists from midnight tonight in a bid to slash the death toll on Scotland’s roads. Scots who drink in the evening are effectively banned from getting behind the wheel for much of the following day, under the strict new laws. As the drink-drive limit is cut, police chiefs warned …

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