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Pro-democracy lawmakers and formerly jailed activists have proposed reforms to protect the rights of prisoners. ... Democracy activist Joshua Wong, who was jailed last year for his role in the Civic Square protests that led to the Umbrella Movement in 2014, questioned the effectiveness of the internal checks ...
... the basic human rights of prisoners, a group of pro-democratic lawmakers has said. The group, led by social welfare lawmakers Shiu Ka-chun and Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, released a study of the prisoners' rights and conditions on Tuesday, which was based on the experiences of 16 young activists ...

An advocate and a rights activist, Awais, who had contested Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's case, had died in Sweden on March 26 morning. ... He further said that the foundation would work for the rights of prisoners of both countries, facilitating meetings of prisoners with their families and promote ...
"The state is keeping far too silent," said Humberto Prado, director of the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory, an independent group that advocates for prisoner rights. In a statement ... Like much of the nation, activists say prisoners are going hungry and unable to get needed healthcare. "With the country ...
Across Eurasia, authoritarian states crack down on activists (including people with different political opinions or those practicing their right to religious freedom) to stigmatise and intimidate .... Turner recalls being at a conference in 2017 where a Russian activist suggested to the IRPT to change their name.
Bethlehem, occupied West Bank - Imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi has reached a plea bargain with Israeli army prosecutors that will ... Sahar Francis, director of Palestinian prisoners' rights group Addameer, told Al Jazeera that "most cases" in Israel's military courts result in a plea bargain.

Frances Gaudet, of African-American and American Indian heritage became a nationally respected social reformer and prisoner-rights activist. Dr. Sarah Tew Maya was the driving force behind the establishment of the New Orleans Hospital and Dispensary for Women and Children. Bettie Runnels was the ...
Family members of prisoners and representatives of community organizations advocating for prisoners' rights assembled in front of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) public visitors entrance Thursday morning to protest recent cancellations of weekend visitations at several state institutions.
“They've thrown the key away, put me out of sight, out of mind,” he told the Herald in a telephone interviewed arranged by prisoner rights activists. “The only way to deal with the issue was to subject myself to a hunger strike in order to compel the NSW mental health system to respond.” Iran consulate staffer ...
Erin Thompson had asked the artists at Guantanamo Bay what they wanted people to get out of their works of art. Initially, Thompson didn't understand why the artists would ask for something so basic. For most of us, being seen as human is something we expect — something we take for granted. But for ...
Systematic violation of human rights continued in February with 16 executions, crackdown on religious minorities, arresting of civil activists, incessant pressure on political prisoners .... Iran Human Rights Monitor obtains continues reports containing violate of the most basic rights of prisoners in Iran's jails.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists say Sudanese authorities have released dozens of people arrested for taking part in last month's protests against rising bread ... visit was criticized because he's faced EU sanctions for six years for his role in arbitrary arrests, denying prisoners' rights and increasing executions in Iran.
However, a prisoner rights activist says that the state continues deducting a higher percentage of money from accounts despite the rulings. In 2015, the state Legislature passed Act 355, defining a garnishment structure for the Department of Corrections to follow in docking inmates' accounts. The trust ...
However, a prisoner rights activist says that the state continues deducting a higher percentage of money from accounts despite the rulings. In 2015, the ... Peg Swan, a prisoners rights advocate in Richland County, says that the DOC continues deducting more than 25 percent from inmates' accounts. Swan ...
February 22, 2018—The recent letter to Iran's judiciary chief by imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, which condemns the Judiciary for its subservience to Iran's security agencies and its denial of prisoners' rights, throws into sharp relief the unlawful imprisonment of human rights defenders ...
Prominent Iranian physicist, human rights activist, and political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has lambasted the Islamic Republic's judiciary as a part of “dictatorship structure” ruling Iran. “Describing the ... While behind bars, Ms. Mohammadi has been a vociferous advocate of prisoners' rights. In an open ...
Asma Jehangir, one of Pakistan's prominent right activists and lawyers, has died of a heart attack in the eastern city of Lahore. She was 66. Jehangir's ... “Unfortunately we have lost her,” Hina Jilani, he sister and also a prominent rights activist, told AFP. ... Then prisoners' rights became an issue,” she said.

From left, prisoner rights activist Sue Ellen Allen, #cut50 co-founder Jessica Jackson Sloan and Camaron Stevenson stand beside a pile of Kotex pillows ... 7 to colleagues and staff who said they were offended by pillows made of feminine hygiene products she and activists handed out the previous day.
The Senate Committee on Human Rights held a public hearing on the human rights of prisoners in federal correctional facilities on March 26, 2018. The event was held at the Black ... Senators heard from a panel that included activist and Halifax's former poet laureate El Jones. “Prison is not a housing ...
Activists around the world, including from Iran, are voicing their concern and are calling on people to attend the protests later in the week. ... He was the top prosecutor in Tehran and was therefore seen as “responsible for human rights violations, arbitrary arrests, denials of prisoners' rights, and an increase ...
When Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones (1941-2013) died of a heart attack in 2013, there was a massive outpouring of love and admiration across Canada for the long-time human rights champion. But he was remembered particularly fondly in his home province of Nova Scotia, where he spent the bulk of his ...
A Lebanese woman holds a placard during a protest in solidarity with residents of the Syrian capital's eastern suburb of Ghouta, in front the Russian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. ...
... Iran's judiciary chief by imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, which condemns the Judiciary for its subservience to Iran's security agencies and its denial of prisoners' rights, throws into sharp relief the unlawful imprisonment of human rights defenders and civil and political activists in Iran.
But as you note, what is really incredible is the way in which the folks who had been having really intense discussions in the yard leading up to that -- about the importance of articulating prisoner rights and the importance of bringing the world's attention to what really goes on behind bars -- their cooler ...
... policy has been used as an attempt to disrupt Palestinian political and social processes, notably targeting Palestinian politicians, activists, and journalists. ... more expected to receive administrative detention orders, according to Dawoud Yusef, advocacy coordinator for prisoners' rights group Addameer.
We don't revoke prisoners' rights to religion or citizenship. Why should voting be any ... This is a huge step, but the voting restoration in Florida doesn't go far enough: activists in states across the country are demanding that all Americans be allowed to have a say in their governance. A brief primer on ...
Asma Jehangir, one of Pakistan's prominent right activists and lawyers, has died of a heart attack in the eastern city of Lahore. She was 66. Jehangir's ... “Unfortunately we have lost her,” Hina Jilani, he sister and also a prominent rights activist, told AFP. ... Then prisoners' rights became an issue,” she said.
During my junior year at Hampton in 1972, I met the Prisoners Solidarity Committee, a mass organization formed by Workers World Party in 1970 to support the rights of prisoners and their families. The PSC had a Richmond, Va., chapter, about 90 miles from Hampton, and was giving outside support to ...
Since the first time he rode one, the 65-year-old activist says the feel of the wind in his hair, and the possibilities of the open road gave him a sense of freedom he had never known — so he admits it's a bit ironic that his love of something that made him “feel so free” is the same thing that eventually led to his ...
The Black Student Union and African-American Studies Program at UTEP will host an evening with renowned educator, activist and social justice advocate Angela Davis on Wednesday, Feb. 7. “I think this is an ... Her activism on prisoners' rights led to her arrest, leading to the “Free Angela” movement.
To score high on this measure, as Sweden does, prisons and probation services need to be secure, respect prisoners' rights, and be effective in preventing reoffending, the WJP says. Denmark is ... Activists from Nepal's Rastriya Prajatantra Party protest after being barred from entering a local election.
The Black Student Union and African-American Studies Program at UTEP will host an evening with renowned educator, activist and social justice advocate Angela Davis on Wednesday, Feb. 7. “I think this is an ... Her activism on prisoners' rights led to her arrest, leading to the “Free Angela” movement.
The Florida Department of Corrections remains adamant that "Operation PUSH," a statewide prison-labor strike designed to force state officials to treat prisoners better, never actually happened, even though prisoner-rights groups released a statement last week about the action. They say prisoners in more ...
Since the 1960s, Davis has been involved in grassroots activist movements ranging from civil rights to gender equality and prisoner's rights. Her radical feminist-activist image has roots in her association with the Black Panther Party, her former membership in the Communist Party USA and her 18-month ...
“We're putting a face on the movement by getting people out on the streets together, getting people to meet each other and to cross those lines between environmental activists and prisoner rights advocates.” A victory for these newfound allies in Letcher County would represent a major step in the fight to ...
Multiple labor organizing groups, civil rights organizations, and prisoners' rights advocates said yesterday that in the weeks leading up to the strike, the ... in 'close-management' units, which is the equivalent of solitary confinement," Panagioti Tsolkas, an activist with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, one ...
He said prisons are supposed to be getting power day in and day out as is the case with most hospitals. He has since asked authorities to take another step on the matter claiming that the conditions in most prisons are a violation of prisoners' rights. Most prisons in Malawi migrated from the use of firewood ...
An Israeli court has ruled to keep a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother in custody until the end of their trial. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was ... The Tamimi family are well-known activists in Nabi Saleh, and have led the village's non-violent resistance for nearly a decade. Bassem Tamimi, Ahed's father, ...
Then, in August, in response to prison activists' calls for another show of dissent, Department of Corrections officials placed the entire state system — 143 ... coordinated inside the prisons and throughout the prison system,” said Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the prisoners' rights and environmentalist ...
Ben Jamal, a director at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said the move prevents peaceful human rights activists like him, who are of Palestinian origin and ... in Israel -- was planning to visit Barghouti and Salah Hamouri, a French-Palestinian prisoners' rights activist arrested by Israeli forces last August.
The delegation, part of the "Barghouti network" -- named after prominent Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in Israel -- was planning to visit Barghouti and Salah Hamouri, a French-Palestinian prisoners' rights activist arrested by Israeli forces last August. France in ...
Kersplebdeb, an activist publisher with a strong focus on prisoner rights issues, points out that with the new policy, prisoners “can no longer receive fresh veggies or canned fruits,” and that “warm clothing such as hoodies and scarves are prohibited.” Artist and writer Molly Crabapple writes, via Twitter, that, ...
Burmese prisons are notorious for their squalid conditions and restrictions on prisoners' rights, with even reading and writing prohibited. ... He produced portraits of Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and collages of peacocks, the emblem of Burmese student and democracy movements.
Larry Krasner, who defended Black Lives Matter activists and indicted police officers while in private practice, promised sweeping reforms and Philadelphia ... This model, built on the legacy of the National Prisoners' Rights Movement established by George Jackson in California, represented a historically ...
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, as a 'common Kashmiri' today wrote an open letter to Union External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj highlighting plight of Kashmiri prisoners while standing for rights of alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav as prisoner.
A Russian court on Thursday sentenced a member of the Pussy Riot punk band and activist group to 40 hours of community work after she unfurled a ... Riot ceased to exist in its original format as both members became more involved in advocating for prisoners' rights and participating in other arts projects.
Russian police arrested on Wednesday a member of the punk band and activist group Pussy Riot after she unfurled a protest sign near the ... Since then Pussy Riot ceased to exist in its original format as both members became more involved in advocating for prisoners' rights and taking part in other arts ...
Surrounded by Israeli settlers, checkpoints, and empty streets closed by the military, human rights activist Issa Amro spent his first day out of jail at home, ... In the wake of July's mass Al Aqsa mosque protests, Israel has engaged in a widening arrest campaign targeting Palestinian activists, students, and ...
The human rights activist and mother of two also asked why Parliament and President Hassan Rouhani have ignored complaints about the ongoing violations of due process and prisoners' rights by the judiciary and security forces. “Amid the silence shown by government officials and lawmakers towards ...
Prominent Iranian physicist, human rights activist, and political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has lambasted the Islamic Republic's judiciary as a part of “dictatorship structure” ruling Iran. “Describing the ... While behind bars, Ms. Mohammadi has been a vociferous advocate of prisoners' rights. In an open ...


 

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