Political prisoners
Anti-racist organizers in Denver released after a week in jail

A week after their arrest, the anti-racist organizers from the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Denver were finally given a bond hearing and released from jail

Mapuche spiritual leader ends hunger strike

Machi Celestino Córdova took the decision after reaching an agreement with the Chilean Government

Artists, writers and human rights groups urge Egypt to release Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif has been held in pre-trial detention since June for protesting the illegal detention of her brother, activist Alaa Abdel Fattah. She was abducted from outside the prosecutor general’s office where she had gone to file a complaint

Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mahdaoui released from prison

A long-term critic of the government in Morocco, Mahdouni was arrested in 2017 for his alleged participation in the Hirak-Rif movement

The ‘strongmen’ have failed

Three countries, the US, Brazil and India, lead the global COVID-19 case count. What connects them are their leaders -Trump, Bolsonaro and Modi – whose policies and polarizing ways have hindered efforts to combat the disease.

Indian political prisoners, Varavara Rao and G.N. Saibaba face grave health risks

79-year-old Varavara Rao has contracted COVID-19 and G.N. Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, is in a prison where a large number of cases have been reported.

Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao shifted from prison to hospital due to deteriorating health

The health of the 79-year-old poet has deteriorated alarmingly over the past few weeks. He has been in prison since late 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case which critics say is aimed at silencing dissent in India

Sahrawi activists Lefkir illegal confinement Saharawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, “I left the small prison just to enter the big one”

After six months in jail on a politically-motivated charge, Saharawi Human rights activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir has been released but enjoys only partial freedom

Release George Abdallah protests in Tunisia Demonstrators in Tunisia demand freedom for George Abdallah and other revolutionaries in jail

Abdallah, a prominent Lebanese communist leader, has been languishing in a prison in France for the last 35 years. The demonstrations in Tunisian capital Tunis on Saturday were part of the International Week of Action between June 15-22

Bolivians demand freedom for female political prisoners and immediate general elections

Over 13 women have been arrested on false charges by the de-facto government after seizing power in November 2019

Daniel Gallardo and the Spanish walls

Daniel Gallardo was arrested on October 17, 2019 when he was participating in a solidarity rally with Catalan political prisoners

Algeria hirak protests Hirak protests continue across Algeria in solidarity with political prisoners

Close to 50 political detainees, most of them arrested for opposing the government and participating in the popular Hirak protests, remain in custody in Algeria

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