A Call Made by the Parliamentary Assembly of the
Council of Europe (PACE) in a Report in June 2008
“When imprisoning a woman, particularly if she is the sole or main carer
of children, the judicial authorities of member states should be
that this decision is more justifiable than a non-custodial sentence, given
the disruption and emotional costs which may ensue to both the mother
The Reasons why These Women are Arrested
• Women are arrested for downloading a messaging application!
• Women are arrested for working as teachers in public or private
• Women are arrested for having a dollar in their wallets!
• Women arrested for keeping a copy of the hundreds of books
• Women are arrested for being members of some unions or
• Women are arrested for attending charity events!
• Women are arrested for the newspapers and magazines they were
subscribers of, and a TV channel they watched or a Pay TV they
were not even subscribers of!
• Women are arrested for sending text messages using Whatsapp
and posting a Tweet on Twitter!
• Women are arrested for helping the relatives of the previously
arrested women who are in need!
• Women are arrested and kept as hostages until their husbands