Prisoners’ rights
Activists slam state “necropolitics” as Ecuador prison riot kills 68 and other stories

Today we look at the wave of prison massacres in Ecuador, a report on the cover-up of a major 2019 U.S. airstrike on Syria, and more

Mass protests in Sudan after military dissolves transitional government and other stories

Today we look at protests in Sudan following a military-led coup, the transfer of jailed Indian activist Gautam Navlakha to a high security barrack, and more

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

Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

Political prisoner and activist Father Stan Swamy dies at 84 in India and other stories

Today we look at the imprisonment and death of Indian activist Stan Swamy, the arrests of Palestinian activists by Israeli and Palestine Authority forces, and more

Witnesses in Assange trial say complete isolation very likely in US

According to witnesses, once extradited, Assange is likely to receive “degrading and desolate” treatment in US prisons, which includes being put under complete isolation

Black Panther's parole approved After 49 years in prison, former Black Panther activist Jalil Abdul Muntaqim to be released on parole

Jalil Muntaqim has been in jail since 1971 and was sentenced only in 1993. He was eligible for parole since 1998, but his requests were rejected twelve times

Palestinian prisoners' rights Israeli prison authorities confiscate fans of Palestinian prisoners for protests

Israeli forces stormed the cells of the approximately 850 prisoners who were part of the protest against the death of Daud Al-Khatib. They confiscated fans and electrical devices

Víctor Polay: Incarceration in a Peruvian Naval Base

The political prisoner has spent the past two decades in complete isolation in a special penitentiary center on a Naval Base in Peru. Amid the spread of COVID-19 the incarcerated population is especially at risk

Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against negligence amid Coronavirus threat

Israeli prison authorities have failed to provide Palestinian prisoners adequate access to medical services, testing, protective gear and other essential sanitary items crucial to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in overcrowded Israeli prisons

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.

COVID threat in prison Incarcerated people among the most vulnerable to Coronavirus infection

There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

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