Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.
Human rights organizations in the Indian state of Manipur, have alleged that the police abducted Bidyarani Devi Salam to make her parents - who were suspected of helping local
armed opposition groups – give themselves up.
On the eve of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has called on the Afghan government to reverse its ban on national and international media from reporting on cases of violence and insecurity occurring during Thursday’s election.