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The activist recounts the joyous celebration by the anti-racists and Black ... and the importance to march on Washington for prisoner's rights.
According to prisoners' rights group Addameer, a PA security official had ... "Any activist or individual who the PA thinks is an opponent can now ... Palestinian activists, writers, journalists, and others for their political opinions.
That's why we made a prisoners' rights organization; it's called Zone of Justice. ... We were political activists who were incarcerated in Russia right now ... You can't predict when you will end up in jail when you're an activist in ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani drew criticism from activists and ... denial of prisoners' rights while he was head of the Tehran judiciary from ...
... prison in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, residents and activists said, ... the prison stands, Emmanuel Cole, a prisoners' rights activist, said.
Activist group alleges Los Angeles County Jail blocks criminal ... "The government can only restrict the First Amendment rights of prisoners if it ...
In 2012, according to local prisoner rights activists, the Workhouse was cited in a civil suit alleging that guards forced detainees to fight one ...
Jean Trounstine, right, is an author and activist who co-authored this ... It shouldn't be surprising to hear federal prisoner and prisoner rights ...
Thursday was prisoners Justice Day, and a crowd of more than 50 people, made up of activists and some former prisoners, held high their ...
The policy has been used to disrupt Palestinian political and social activities by targeting Palestinian politicians, activists and journalists and removing them indefinitely from the public arena. According to prisoners' rights groups, there are ...
Last month's arrest of the Ata-Meken party leader, Omurbek Tekebayev (pictured here), sent shockwaves through the country. But as political observers and rights activists note, many other politicians have been arrested, too, and the pattern leading to ...
General Prosecutor Nabil Sadeq instructed prosecutors to inspect prisons periodically without notification in order to assure that the rights of prisoners in custody are being met, in accordance with the Constitution and Egyptian law. Prosecutors ...
Q: Today, you document prisoners' rights abuses in Syria via the Working Group for Syrian Detainees, which you co-founded in 2015.
But the 73-year-old icon of human and prisoner rights - who did "everything I could" to prevent the election of Donald Trump - told a worshipful audience Wednesday at Southwestern College that she was happy to witness "this upsurge in resistance ...
For years these advocates have staged protests, held letter writing campaigns, and turned out to town hall meetings, as part of a movement that has united prisoner rights activists, local food enthusiasts, land conservationists, and most recently the ...
Photo by Chris Stone But the 73-year-old icon of human and prisoner rights - who did "everything I could" to prevent the election of Donald Trump - told a worshipful audience Wednesday at Southwestern College that she was heartened by the "upsurge in ...
Funded by the European Union and implemented by the National Civil Society Partner Organizations, Rural human rights activists Program (RHRAP) and the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL), the two-year project seeks to contribute to ...
"It is scandalous that Italy is obstructing all the international bodies," Patrizio Gonnella, head of prisoners' rights organization Antigone, said on Monday. "It's scandalous that it ... Dozens of activists and journalists were left injured in the ...
The judgement, albeit in another case, is of vital importance since Russia is illegally imprisoning Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko and many other Ukrainians, especially from occupied Crimea, in the far east or ...
(ANSA) - Strasbourg, March 13 - The Council of Europe (CoE) on Monday urged Italy to swiftly introduce the crimes of torture and degrading treatment, ensuring they are properly sanctioned and culprits can no longer get off.
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) - A cleaning lady who was released from prison after a Russian court overturned her conviction for disseminating child pornography in a social media post said Friday she wants to become a human rights activist. Yevgenia ...
The prisoner rights activists have tried to portray this as an organized spree of extrajudicial executions. Instead of any credible forensic evidence, their evidence comes from a couple of prisoners who claim to have witnessed the executions.
In November 2011, Basil al-Araj was among a group of Palestinian activists from the West Bank who boarded an Israeli bus to Jerusalem in an attempt to highlight Israel's regime of movement restrictions.
Moscow - Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday pardoned a woman convicted of treason last year for sending text messages about military movements near Georgia's breakaway republic.
Those activist groups that have been most successful at helping young people find their civic voices often have done so by tapping into participant's interests in popular and participatory culture.
CEBU - human rights activists are up in arms after a photo was released to the press showing hundreds of prisoners in a Philippine jail sitting naked while being searched for contraband, triggering accusations of further rights abuses in President ...
"The repressive bureaucratic system wants to break the people," says Petr Kuryanov from the Russian center for the protection of prisoners' rights. He points out that there have been cases of torture in Russian prisons. "Angry people who were treated ...
Social reformer and prisoner rights activist Frances Gaudet was the first to support juvenile prisoners and helped establish Juvenile Court.
Smita Chakraburtty is a prisoner rights Activist, Researcher. She is currently working with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives-APPI as Consultant Specialist on Court and Criminal Justice System.
The Academy Award-winning 'milk' screenwriter's new show, 'When We Rise,' follows three LGBTQ activists from 1970s gay liberation to 21st century marriage equality. Can the series unite a ... He started his research with the activist Cleve Jones, who ...
13 to meet in Frackville prison to visit the environmental activist prisoner Bryant Arroyo. (Frackville, Pa., is just a few miles away from Mahanoy Prison, where Mumia Abu-Jamal is housed).
civil rights and prisoner rights groups decried the Sessions' decision, saying private prisons are not as cost-effective or as safe as government-run facilities, citing numerous abuses in the past.
Ramallah, West Bank (AP) - An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas, a Palestinian activist said Thursday. At ...
The move to a minimum-security prison is particularly important for juvenile offenders because the facilities have services that aren't offered at medium- or maximum-security prisons and can help with re-entry, prisoners' rights activists say. "The ...
Addameer, a group defending Palestinian prisoners' rights, also condemned the sentence, noting that it was less than many Palestinians received for belonging to an organisation proscribed by Israel.
The first time I asked a judge to accommodate me was many years before when I was trying a prisoners' rights case and still walking on weak legs.
About two dozen activists wearing black have regularly assembled on Mondays to demand that the government release political prisoners. rights group Licadho puts the count of political prisoners currently at 25, though the government says the courts are ...
When I went about going about this trademark battle, I traveled to 34 different states to speak to over 140 social justice organizations, confederated tribes and tribal leaders, activists, and others, to really get their opinion and their advice about ...
note that BLM's struggle for racial justice extends to the whole world (since "Black people don't just live in America") and to struggles for prisoners' rights, the end of racist mass incarceration, and to the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage ...
When I went about going about this trademark battle, I traveled to 34 different states to speak to over 140 social justice organizations, confederated tribes and tribal leaders, activists, and others, to really get their opinion and their advice about ...
It appears the state is attempting to silence or subdue virtually the entire spectrum of civil society, including activists across the political spectrum, cultural initiatives, independent media outlets, Feminist organizations, Nubian associations, and ...
note that BLM's struggle for racial justice extends to the whole world (since "Black people don't just live in America") and to struggles for prisoners' rights, the end of racist mass incarceration, and to the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage ...
She is one of around 1,000 relatives of convicts from Siberia and the Russian Far East who have banded together with Moscow prisoner-rights advocates to draw attention to what they say are outrageous abuses of the legal system. "Some group that we didn ...
This is from BBG Watch, a long-time, and at times decidedly contentious, newsletter by activists in an outside the Broadcast Board of Governors, which oversees media that includes the Voice of America: "Correction: An earlier version of .... Plus, the ...
... 2012 have to do with the practice of my religious faith? The prison Justice League, a prisoner rights advocacy group based in Austin, Texas, released a 20-page report that set out details of prisoner abuse at the Estelle Unit.
A Zimbabwean pro-democracy campaigner has warned that social movement activist and cleric Evan Mawarire may become victim of the country's "subverted" legal system when he is expected to appear in court today (3 February).
This is an official visit that comes with some heavy baggage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can be guaranteed to receive international attention when she travels to Ankara on Thursday.
Smadyarova's responsibilities at the prosecutor's office consisted of ensuring state detention facilities were properly ensuring the rights of prisoners. ... Activist Baurzhan Aldybergenov said the incident should serve as a clarion call for greater ...
This past Sunday's women's march appeared to be a watershed mark in American activist history. Millions of people all over the world, but especially in the US, marched against the Trump Administration and for women's equal rights and the rights of all ...


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