Prisoners’ rights
COVID-19 in Brazilian prisons Overcrowding, shortage of doctors and lack of water: living through pandemic in São Paulo’s prisons

A report released on April 1 by the Public Defender of São Paulo describes the horrible conditions in prison amid the pandemic

Tanzania plans to allot Indigenous ancestral land to UAE hunting firm and other stories

Today we look at the threat of expulsion facing over 70,000 Maasai people in Tanzania, the killing of 3 Syrian soldiers in an Israeli airstrike, and more

Argentina and China sign key agreements on cooperation and trade and other stories

Today we look at the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and China, the arrest of journalist Fahad Shah in Kashmir, and more

US prisoners strike Hunger strike continues in New York’s infamous Rikers Island

Inmates have complained of indifference by officials regarding the risk of COVID-19 spread, inadequate heating during winter, lack of proper hygiene and rising violence inside the prison

Palestinians protest forestation plan amid violent Israeli repression and other stories

Today we look at protests by Bedouin Palestinians against Israeli encroachment in the Negev, a hunger strike at the Rikers Island jail complex in protest of inhuman conditions, and more

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

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