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Miriam Lopez of Mexico
June 192016

In February 2011 Miriam López was detained by members of the Mexican army in Ensenada. Officers tortured and sexually assaulted her, pressuring her to sign false statements.

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Norma Cruz of Guatemala
November 52015

Norma Cruz has received numerous death threats for her work documenting cases of violence against women in Guatemala and helping women fight for justice.

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Albert Woodfox’s conviction for the murder of a prison guard had already been overturned numerous times – by a U.S. District Judge, and three U.S. Federal Appeal Judges from the 5th Circuit – yet the state of Louisiana has continued to appeal the decision[s].

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Greyson and Loubani were unjustly imprisoned in Egypt following riots between pro and anti government groups in Egypt. The Prosecutors continued to hold them indefinitely despite the law that prohibits it.

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Omar Khadr of Canada
September 292012

Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was captured, badly wounded, in Afghanistan in July, 2002 at age 15 by American forces. He was held and tortured at Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years.

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Magdalena García Durán was a street vendor and mother of five children, she had been in prison since May 4, 2006 when she was arbitrarily arrested in San Salvador Atenco, México State.

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Malik Jarno of Guinea
December 232003

Malik Jarno is a Guinean asylum-seeker who was held in York County Prison in York County, Pennsylvania. He arrived in the United States in January 2001 as a 16-year-old after Guinean government forces killed his family and destroyed his home.

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Maher Arar of Canada
October 72003

Maher Arar is a Canadian Syrian citizen held in Syria In 2001, he was held in solidarity confinement in the U.S. for nearly two weeks, questioned, and denied meaningful access to a lawyer.

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They were illegally held in military custody for five days, during which time they were tortured and forced to sign blank pieces of paper later submitted at their trials as confessions to drug and weapons crimes.

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  • Miriam Lopez of Mexico

    Miriam Lopez of Mexico

    Imprisoned

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  • Norma Cruz of Guatemala

    Norma Cruz of Guatemala

    Investigation Requests

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  • Albert Woodfox of the United States of America

    Albert Woodfox of the United States of America

    Released

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  • John Greyson and Tarek Loubani of Canada

    John Greyson and Tarek Loubani of Canada

    Released

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  • Omar Khadr of Canada

    Omar Khadr of Canada

    Released

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  • Magdalena García Durán of Mexico

    Magdalena García Durán of Mexico

    Released

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  • Malik Jarno of Guinea

    Malik Jarno of Guinea

    Released

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  • Maher Arar of Canada

    Maher Arar of Canada

    Released

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  • Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabera of Mexico

    Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabera of Mexico

    Released

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