Prisoners’ rights
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

Social movements condemn massacre of 23 inmates in Colombian prison

Guards at the La Modelo prison in Bogotá attacked inmates while they were mobilizing to demand that the government declare a carceral emergency over lack of hygienic conditions in light of the COVID-19 outbreak

Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike ends in victory

The 400 Palestinian prisoners who were on a hunger strike from April 5 ended their protests after Israeli prison authorities agreed to their demands, including the installation of pay phones in jails, and the removal of mobile phone jammers

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