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Soldiers and militias subjected Tigrayan women and girls to rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation and other forms of torture, often using ethnic slurs and death threats, given the context, scale, and gravity of the sexual violence committed against women and girls in Ethiopias Tigray, the violations amount to war crimes and may amount to crimes against humanity.
When I look back at that visit and see now how it has been remembered, I think about myself at age 13. I was going to Catholic school, I was an altar boy, the youth group I went to took place in a convent. Everything I did, my whole life, the Church was at the center of it, and I think about how Pope John Paul II said Pope John Paul II loved me -- well, Pope John Paul II didn't.
Since yesterday( Thursday), she has received a wave of harassment and threats on social media, including gender-based insults and calls for her arrest, amal Fathy criticized the Egyptian government for failing to protect women, and her arrest has shown just how pertinent her concerns are. It is a dark day when the Egyptian authorities are more concerned with silencing a woman who speaks out about sexual harassment than taking steps to address the issue.
Atena is a prisoner of conscience – she has committed no real crime, she is being unfairly punished simply for exercising her right to free speech, association and assembly. We've been calling on Iran's Supreme Leader and Head of the Judiciary to release Atena immediately. If not, we'll continue to fight for her freedom.
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