Monthly Archives: May 2018

Addameer administrative detention
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Palestinian prisoners boycott Israeli military courts and refuse medicine to end the practice of administrative detention

ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association :  ON ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION Palestinian prisoners to refuse medicine as boycott escalates  (Source : The electronic Intifada ) Tamara Nassar  16 May 2018 Palestinian prisoners have decided not to take medicine as part of an escalating protest. As well as boycotting Israeli military courts, detainees will now…

America’s hidden world : some 100.000 people in the U.S. are held in solitary confinement on any given day (Video)
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America’s hidden world : some 100.000 people in the U.S. are held in solitary confinement on any given day (Video)

Source : Solitary Watch Solitary Voices: Journalists and Advocates Uncover a Dark Corner of the U.S. Criminal Justice System by Jean Casella, May 17, 2018 Al Jazeera English’s media show, “The Listening Post,” has a feature on the challenges that journalists and advocates have faced exposing solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails—a hidden world…

Guantanamo Younous Chekkouri photo
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Younous Chekkouri, a Moroccan national : “NO life after 13 years in Guantanamo” (Articles by Sudarsan Raghavan and Andy Worthington)

(photo Africahotnews.com) Long after his release, an ex-detainee struggles with Guantanamo’s torturous clutches SOURCE By Sudarsan Raghavan April 25 SAFI, Morocco — His days in captivity inside the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he said he endured different forms of torture, are long over. If only the memories were, too. Three years after his release,…

Amnesty on Egypt
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THE ABUSE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN EGYPT’S PRISONS AMOUNTS TO TORTURE (Amnesty international)

(photo Amnesty international report) With torture rife and prison conditions falling far short of the international minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners, there is a human rights crisis in Egypt’s prisons. Prisoners are subjected to overcrowding, a lack of sufficient nutritious food, bedding and minimum hygiene and water and sanitation standards,and poor ventilation and…

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