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There are no political prisoners in Malaysia, said former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan, who denied claims made by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and US lawyer Kimberley Motley on the status of jailed PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim. "Sometimes I am puzzled how people can ...
Venezuela opposition, political prisoners win human rights award from EU. "The most important thing is that we feel there is a real understanding of what happens in Venezuela," said opposition leader Julio Borges. by The Associated Press / Dec.13.2017 / 6:20 AM ET. The head of the Venezuelan Parliament Julio Borges ...

The state government of Rajasthan has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during the emergency period as 'Loktantra Sainani'. The state's cabinet decided to change the name of Rajasthan MISA and DIR Bandi Pension Rules 2008 to the Rajasthan Loktantra Sainani samman Nidhi 2008 ...
The embassy reported this on the human rights Day on twitter. "On #HumanRightsDay, the UK continues to call on #Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners immediately #CrimeaIsUkraine," the report reads. As reported, the public association of the relatives of political prisoners of the Kremlin is ...
"I am grateful to our international partners, who together with us are making efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held by Russia. I am convinced that truth and justice will prevail," Poroshenko wrote. As UNIAN reported earlier, the British Embassy called on the Russian Federation to ...
Montreal letter-writing marathon gives hope to political prisoners. On this day last year, nearly 4.7 million messages were sent worldwide, including more than 64,000 from Quebec. Presse Canadienne. Published on: December 9, 2017 | Last Updated: December 9, 2017 10:10 AM EST. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time ...

The three political prisoners were fatally shot by army officers as they were being transported to a concentration camp. Chile's Supreme Court has jailed three Augusto Pinochet-era agents for their role in murdering a trio of political prisoners during the country's 17-year military dictatorship. RELATED:.
Deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said that the decision to release political prisoners will be taken after the recommendations of ... Release of political prisoners will be only possible once there is recommendation from interlocutor Dineshwar Shrama," Singh told reporters on the sidelines ...
Deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said that the decision to release political prisoners will be taken after the recommendations of ... Release of political prisoners will be only possible once there is recommendation from interlocutor Dineshwar Shrama," Singh told reporters on the sidelines ...
She continued: "My mother was saying to me, because she has faced trauma previously in her life as a political prisoner, she has compared this experience to being tortured back home. "If that is not mental health, I don't know what is." The daughter said she had attended two surgeries held by an MP to flag ...
Indeed, the claim that nationalist leaders currently under investigation should be considered to be political prisoners is not merely disingenuous; it should be offensive to activists, journalists and opposition leaders in authoritarian countries, and to anyone who cares about their struggles. This is because ...
Form committee for release of political prisoners: Congress to govt ... The committee should go for screening and political prisoners should be released on priority," Mir said. Reacting to meeting of a separatist leader with New Delhi's interlocutor, JKPCC president said that "dialogue is the only solution.
Reginald Cooray, the SL Governor to North and the officials of the SL Presidential Secretariat in Colombo have systematically misled the families of the three Tamil political prisoners along with NPC Councillor M.K. Shivajilingam, who was negotiating with the SL President on their behalf, legal sources in ...
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged the Centre to help her in the release of political prisoners whose health is deteriorating in prisons and also shift ... Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Nationalist Party chief Ghulam Hassan Mir, have already demanded that the political prisoners should be set free to ...
... many more political prisoners remain behind bars, human rights groups say. If and how the Uzbek government plans to reassess those sitting in its prisons is an important question to ask. A further important question is about what happens after a political prisoner is released. As numerous reports over the ...
According to human rights group Karapatan, there are 449 political prisoners in the country - 121 of which were arrested and detained under the Duterte administration. One of the runners is Gloria Almonte, wife of a political prisoner and a former political prisoner herself. "We will not run away from ...
The release of Syrian political prisoners would be a "game changer" in resolving the conflict, a senior member of the Syrian opposition has told The National as the eighth round of UN-brokered peace talks continues in Geneva. human rights activists say that hundreds of thousands of political prisoners ...

Ukraine's ombudsman asks Moscow for update on health of political prisoner Kolchenko. By Interfax-Ukraine. Published Nov. 28. Updated Nov. 28 at 9:47 pm. activists burn flares, shout and carry a banner reading "Freedom for the Crimean prisoners!" in Moscow, on May 29, during a protest in support of Ukrainian ...
A relative of one of the prisoners told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) that they were charged for allegedly shouting slogans and engaging in other means of peaceful protest after more than 50 political prisoners and prisoners of conscience were transferred to the security-enhanced Ward 10 on ...
nazret.com - Ethiopian court reduces the jail term of political prisoner Yonatan Tesfaye by three years. Yonatan, a former spokesperson for the Blue Party - one of Ethiopia's main opposition parties - was found guilty of encouraging "terrorism", by the country's federal high court and was sentenced to six ...
Kuala Lumpur -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's visit to see Mr Anwar Ibrahim in hospital indicates that the latter is a political prisoner, says opposition leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Ms Wan Azizah said the visit marked the first time in Malaysia's history that a prime minister has visited a ...
Catalan National Assembly's (ANC) sectorial firemen form a ribbon as they protest against the implementation of the Spanish Constitution's Article 155, through which the Spanish government gets direct rule of the Catalonia region until the elections scheduled for 21 December, and to ask for the release of ...
Earlier this year he joined a training program--organized by the Assistance Association for political prisoners (Burma) with support from Johns Hopkins University--and now he offers counseling sessions five days per week. "As a former political prisoner myself, I know very well to what extent we and our ...
(Brussels) - The European Union should press the Vietnamese government to release all political prisoners and detainees; end repression of freedom of speech, association, and assembly; and take steps to end police brutality, Human Rights Watch said today. The EU and Vietnam will hold their 7th ...
Down all mammary lanes, few Kenyan women can hold a candle to mothers of political prisoners who staged strikes lasting 11 months from ...
People hold portraits of Crimean political prisoners and victims of the ... the department for the protection of the rights of political prisoners in ...
The Kremlin's Ukrainian political prisoners were waited for in vain at countless airports throughout the world Nov. 26. activists held a flash-mob ...
November 26, 2017 (Juba) - Members of South Sudan's national dialogue committee have urged President Salva Kiir to release political ...
Asking the government of India to come clean on the "mandate" of its interlocutor on Kashmir, CPI (M) leader and legislature from Kulgam, MY ...
In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has demanded immediate release of all Kashmiri political prisoners ...
Jammu, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has demanded immediate release of all Kashmiri ...
"If those in power are serious and sincere and there is really a change of heart and approach then all political prisoners should be immediately ...
Sharma also witnessed noisy scenes with some migrants accusing government machinery of allowing only the political delegations to have a ...
government of India's interlocutor for Kashmir dialogue Dineshwar Sharma on Friday ruled out releasing political prisoners as a confidence ...
AN EVENT HIGHLIGHTING the situation in Catalonia, organising solidarity and calling for the release of Catalan political prisoners jailed by the ...
Harare - human rights defenders yesterday called on Zimbabwe's new Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government to release political prisoners ...
He further writes, "But they are not political prisoners, nor prisoners of ... This prompts the question as to who is a political prisoner or a prisoner ...
MDC-T youths yesterday called for the immediate release of their incarcerated counterparts, saying there is no need to continue holding them ...
"Catalonia's two main grassroots independence groups called the march, under the slogan 'Freedom for the political prisoners,' after their leaders were remanded in custody on charges of sedition last month." The march on Saturday followed a series of related demonstrations in recent weeks. On October ...
Vietnam: Release All political prisoners ... in Ho Chi Minh City during a hunger strike to call for freedom of political prisoners, July 2015.
Oudaya local prison (Morocco), Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoner, human rights activist and journalist Abdelmoula El-Hafizi ...
Brussels (AP) -- The democratic opposition and political prisoners in Venezuela have won the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human ...
The Congolese Observatory of human rights OCDH on Friday launched a campaign for the release of political prisoners in the country.
The student unions of the University of Jaffna and of the Eastern University have demanded the release of Tamil political prisoners who have ...
One of the longest serving political prisoners in Iran, Mohammad Nazari has been taken to a clinic after losing more than 25 kilos (55 pounds).
People hold portraits of Crimean political prisoners and victims of the Russian regime as they participate in the march for solidarity with ...
Tamil minority groups in Sri Lanka have met President Maithripala Sirisena demanding general amnesty to over 11,000 political prisoners held ...
Photo of smiling political prisoners in Iran's Evin prison Lands One in ... In December 2016, political prisoner Saeed Shirzad sewed his lips ...
"Despite the political prisoners' repeated struggles and hunger strikes, the government has not paid any attention to their plight," said Fr.
A hartal has been declared in Jaffna today, with businesses across the north shut down in protest against the continued detention of Tamil ...


 

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