Political prisoners
Ali Wazir Pakistan Ali Wazir: Pakistan’s prisoner of conscience

Even after a court in Karachi granted him bail, it remains a question when will Ali Wazir, the Pashtun rights activist targeted for his activism and criticism of the Pakistani army, walk free

Political prisoner deaths Egypt Death of political prisoners leads to concerns over human rights in Egypt

Rights groups have accused the Abdel Fattah al-Sisi-led regime in the country of pursuing a policy of deliberate negligence when it comes to the condition of prisons, which are overcrowded due to the state crackdown on political opponents

Is the US legal system at war with its people?

Incarcerations, brutality, and torture are common in the US. Activists claim that this amounts to a war waged against racially marginalized, poor, and working-class people.

Israel sentences Palestinian aid worker Mohammed el-Halabi to 12 years in prison

After over 160 court hearings and six years of imprisonment, Israel sentenced El-Halabi on terror-related charges based on “secret evidence”

Black August: Jalil Muntaqim on the Black liberation struggle inside and outside prison walls

Black August is a recognition of former political prisoners such as Jalil Muntaqim, who spent 49 years behind bars in US prisons

US political prisoner Mutulu Shakur has six months to live. Will courts finally grant compassionate release?

Renowned revolutionary leader and health worker Mutulu Shakur has spent over three decades in prison. As his cancer worsens, activists are demanding his release.

Myanmar workers and political prisoners Workers and political prisoners not safe in Myanmar, say union representatives

Garment workers are facing an intensely repressive period with increased restrictions on their mobilization. Meanwhile, even lawyers representing political prisoners are being detained by the junta in Myanmar

Swaziland One year after a brutal crackdown, the struggle for democracy remains alive in Swaziland

June 29 was observed as a day of commemoration in Swaziland to honor the dozens of people killed by the forces of King Mswati III during the unprecedented anti-monarchist uprising of 2021

Myanmar update Myanmar is trapped in a cycle of displacement and widespread rights abuse

From mass arrests to killings of 2,000 dissidents, the military regime is accused of triggering displacement, bringing political divisions and pushing the country to the verge of civil war

India faces water shortages, power cuts amid record temperatures and other stories

Today we look at a record-breaking heat wave across India and Pakistan, renewed attacks by Israeli forces on the Al Aqsa mosque, and more

Mumia Abu-Jamal will celebrate 68th birthday imprisoned for revolutionary journalism

Since the age of 14, US political prisoner Mumia has never held back from pursuing the truth within an unjust system. He is still being punished for it.

Report: poor and marginalized especially hit by US COVID-19 death toll and other stories

Today we look at a report on COVID-19’s impact on existing disparities in the US, a hunger strike by imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, and more