8-22-2011Human Rights Defenders Program
Last week, Human Rights First reported that Jalila al-Salman was hospitalized after a 10 day hunger strike protesting her detention. Over the weekend, she and fellow detainee, Roula Al Saffar, were released from prison after almost five months of detention. While the release is favorable, both will face trial in the coming months. At present, three women and several dozen men are still detained for participating in anti-government activities.