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UN Ambassador Power Highlights Plight of Women Prisoners

Highlighting "the plight of women political prisoners and other prisoners of concern" is the focus of the "Free the 20" campaign launched Tuesday in Washington by Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The cases of 20 prisoners from around the world will be profiled throughout the month to call attention to critical voices that Power said would be missing from discussion surrounding the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration — a road map for...

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