Political prisoners
Lithuanian socialist leader Algirdas Palecki released from jail, to serve house arrest

Socialist leader Algirdas Paleckis has been incarcerated since October 2018 for allegedly “intending to kidnap prosecutors” and being a Russian spy. Critics believe that the former diplomat has been targeted by the right-wing Lithuanian government for his socialist ideology

Political prisoners COVID Morocco Morocco releases over 5,600 incarcerated people amid COVID-19 threat in prisons

Several human rights groups and organizations had appealed to the king for the release of all political prisoners and detainees, a large number of whom were part of the popular Rif protests in Morocco.

“No prison in Colombia can deal with coronavirus, if they leave us here we are facing the death penalty”

Julián Gil, social leader of Congreso de los Pueblos, talks from prison about the danger faced by thousands of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic

Mian Qayoom Kashmir Prominent Kashmiri lawyer suffers in arbitrary detention

Twenty-time president of the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association, Mian Qayoom continues to suffer in prison after being placed in arbitrary detention in August last year. He has lost about 20 kgs of weight due to sickness as his health continues to deteriorate

Ahmad Zahran Palestinian administrative detainee ends 116-day long hunger strike

Palestinian detainee Ahmad Zahran has agreed to go through a security interrogation, following which his long standing demand for an end to his illegal administrative detention will be considered by the court

José Murillo, latest victim of Colombian state persecution

The social leader and human rights defender was arrested on Saturday December 7 in the midst of a historic wave of protests in the country

What has happened in the case of Julian Gil?

Julián Gil, one of the hundreds of Colombian social leaders subjected to criminalization and legal persecution, has spent over 15 months in prison

London court protest for Assange Assange’s health deteriorates in prison, UN investigator hints at “psychological torture”

Assange’s lawyers, the Wikileaks and his friends have in the past raised concerns about his fast deteriorating health while in prison

Ola Bini denied bail through video conference

The Ecuadorian legal system continues to violate Bini’s most fundamental human rights in what is a clear case of political persecution

Ola Bini Letter to the President of Ecuador

Political prisoner Ola Bini, who was arrested on April 11 in Quito, Ecuador and put into preventative detention, writes a letter to Ecuadorean president Lenín Moreno from prison

Why Ecuador?

Political prisoner Ola Bini, who was arrested on April 11 in Quito, Ecuador and put into preventative detention, writes from prison about why he chose to move to Ecuador

Ola Bini Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy and others ask Swedish PM to step up support for Ola Bini

The letter by activists, intellectuals and software developers calls on the Swedish government to intercede on the behalf of Ola Bini to ensure the release of the privacy activist

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