Custodial deaths
Sami-Al-Amour Ailing Palestinian prisoner dies due to systemic abuse and neglect by Israeli authorities

Prisoner Sami al-Amour suffered from congenital heart disease since birth. He was in the 14th year of his 19-year prison term, during which his health gradually deteriorated leading to his death from years of abuse and medical negligence by the Israeli authorities

Death toll in infamous New York prison reaches 11 this year as crisis spirals

The death of Isa Abdul Karim, at the Rikers Island prison complex in New York City, is the latest in the recent spate of deaths in a jail infamous for neglect and abuse of inmates

Egypt HRW report HRW calls for sanctions against Egypt over spate of extrajudicial killings

The human rights group also called for the UN to create an investigating and monitoring mechanism for the rapidly degrading human rights situation in Egypt due to the government’s widespread rights violations

Iraq prison torture 3 Iraqis die after allegedly being tortured during detention  

The report of these deaths comes just days after a UN report accused Iraqi and Kurdistan regional government officials of torture and ill treatment of detainees on a large scale  

Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt

Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

Human rights lawyers and activists arrested in Palestine

The arrests were conducted reportedly in relation to their participation in protests that have been taking place against the custodial death of well known anti-PA activist, Nizar Banat, last month

Tunisia protests against police brutality Security forces violently crush protests against police brutality in Tunisia

Protests against police brutality were organized for the fourth consecutive day after a Tunisian man arrested on drugs-related charges died in police custody. The man’s family has alleged that he was beaten to death

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown

Australia aboriginal deaths Outrage and alarm after Australia’s fourth aboriginal custodial death this month

Aboriginal rights advocates have condemned the recent spate of custodial deaths as an indication that “something is seriously wrong” with law enforcement in the country

Sanaa Seif sentenced Egypt Prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sanaa Seif was prosecuted and sentenced on charges of spreading fake news, “disturbing security and peace and disrupting the institutions of the state from their work” and “insulting a police officer”

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