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Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly. He has been imprisoned in Egypt for 19 months, waiting for his trial. If convicted he could face the death penalty.
An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.
A Mexican Supreme Court judgement ordering the immediate release of a man jailed more than two decades ago on the basis of a confession extracted under torture is an important victory for justice, Amnesty International said today.
Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez, imprisoned after losing her pregnancy in 2007 in El Salvador, has been released from prison. Guadalupe who was 18 years old when she was jailed and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering a miscarriage. She was accused of having an abortion, which is outlawed in any circumstance in El Salvador. “Those seven years were very long for me,'' said Guadalupe.