Custodial deaths
Egyptian activist on hunger strike Imprisoned political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah goes on hunger strike in Egypt

40-year-old Fattah is reportedly being kept in solitary confinement under heavy supervision without access to books or exercise. He is serving a five-year jail term for “spreading fake news and undermining national security”

Thousands of UK higher education workers protest over pay, pensions and other stories

Today we look at the UCU strike for pay and pensions across UK universities; police killings and impunity in Uttar Pradesh, India; and more

Israel razes Palestinian Bedouin village Al Araqib for 198th time and other stories

Today we look at the demolition of the Palestinian Al Araqib village in Negev, the killing of an Indigenous teen, Jai Wright, in Australia, and more

US prisoners strike Hunger strike continues in New York’s infamous Rikers Island

Inmates have complained of indifference by officials regarding the risk of COVID-19 spread, inadequate heating during winter, lack of proper hygiene and rising violence inside the prison

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

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