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During a G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Toronto, Canada, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will speak at a special event dedicated to the issue of Ukrainian national illegally held by Russia. "At the G7 FM meeting I will discuss with my colleagues cases of Ukrainians illegally detained by ...
UNIAN: Klimkin at G7 FM meeting to speak of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. By UNIAN. Published April 22 at 2:20 pm. Ukranian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin leaves the press conference after his meeting with Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister Augusto Santos Silva (unseen) at Necessidades Palace in ...

Activists are calling on people to wear blue shirts today in memory of the death of former political prisoner Win Tin and to remember political prisoners who remain in Myanmar jails. April 21 is the anniversary of the death of Win Tin, a former political prisoner and a hero of Myanmar's struggle for ...
The creation of the "political prisoner" has always been a double-sided sword to the oppressor who relies on the "imprisonment of militants" and "subversion of political leader," as Mumia Abu-Jamal put it in the recording, to dampen movements, but inevitably and unexpectedly create another movement ...
Because if Meek Mill recognizes that he's just a cog in the system and that true political prisoners remain behind bars, perhaps he will take an active role in rallying behind them like others have for him. The worst thing he can do is label himself as a political prisoner, mislead the public, be freed because ... prisoner

The president of Sudan has ordered the release of dozens of political prisoners, the state-run news agency Suna reported on Tuesday, an action that appeared intended to mollify human-rights critics. The decision seemed to be a concession by the president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power ...
“Most of the victims are being charged with common crimes like damage and starting a fire because the government wants to show the world that there are no political prisoners in Honduras. Meanwhile, people know that the registered arrests, the trials, and imprisonments have been done due to protesting ...
Political prisoners including opposition leaders, bloggers and journalists who were recently released as part of reforms advanced by the former premier, have recently been arrested and detained without charges. ''The killings of civilians, re-arrest of recently released political prisoners and the new wave of ...
Dr Aye Maung, a staunch Rakhine politician now undergoing trial, requests a full pardon for all political prisoners including those still undergoing trial as the newly elected President Win Myint comes into office. The politician and author Wai Hin Aung were sued under three charges including accusations of ...
Saharawi National Human Rights Commission warns of Sahrawi political prisoner's seriousness situation on hunger strike ... Rights warned on Wednesday, in a statement, of the seriousness situation of Saharawi political prisoners, particularly the prisoners of Gdeim Izik, on hunger strike since last March 9, ...
UK urged to do more to help 'thousands' of Egyptian political prisoners. Former Egyptian prisoner Ibrahim Halawa tells Sky News of his harrowing experience in jail and slams the upcoming election. 22:34, UK, Wednesday 28 March 2018. Ibrahim Halawa released from Egyptian prison after more than four years. - Facebook ...
The case of former political prisoner Alireza Rajaee, who lost part of his face in August 2017 due to sinus cancer that was left untreated in Evin Prison, put the spotlight on the ongoing denial of medical care to political prisoners in Iran. Three months later, in October 2017, labor activist Mohammad Jarrahi ...
IRPT members describe Manonov as a political prisoner – a subject on which western parliaments and NGOs hold hearings, make statements and run public campaigns. These advocacy efforts, with various degrees of success, help release political prisoners or improve their incarceration conditions.
Political prisoner Alireza Varasteh was arrested for communicating with the families of the victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. After four months of detention, he was sentenced to 10 years of prison on various charges including being in contact with the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran ...
El-Aaiun (Occupied Zones) March 25, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoners has continued their unlimeted hunger strikes on their 16th day from the prisons of Quneitra, Ait Melloul and Tata, amid deteriorating health conditions resulting from the absence of the necessary health care and the lack of any ...
The head of the Palestinian Detainees' Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported, Monday, that a former political prisoner, who suffered with cancer while held by Israel and was denied essential treatment, died at an Israeli medical center. Qaraqe said the former detainee, Hasan Shawamra, 48, from Doura ...

Tamils across the North-East have been campaigning for the pardon of a Tamil political prisoner, after his wife's death left their two young children without support. A signature campaign calling for the pardon of Satchithanantham Anandasuthakaran has been underway across the North-East, after ...
I ask you once again: release Ukrainian political prisoners and captives, release people, and swap them for your people. Give freedom and life to people,” Savchenko told reporters at Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky District Court on Friday evening, while the judge retreated for deliberations. “You have really showed ...
Political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi were illegally transferred to a prison with inhumane living conditions in January 2018. Imprisoned civil rights activists Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi are being denied medical care in an Iranian prison known for its inhumane living ...
As of today, I have now been in prison for 144 days without a trial for defending the rights and freedoms of the people of Catalonia. Since then, my 10-month-old son and my partner have travelled 27,000km, making the 1,200km round trip from Barcelona to Soto del Real prison, close to Madrid, more than ...
The joint separatist leadership had called for a shutdown against the shifting of political prisoners from Srinagar jails to Jammu and a protest march to Shopian to pay homage to the militants and civilians killed there in a shootout with forces on Sunday. The march to Shopian was foiled even as restrictions ...
Pretoria - A woman wept bitterly as she entered the execution room at the Kgosi Mampuru prison gallows, where political prisoners were hanged decades ago, before they were buried in unmarked graves. Nombulele Mavis Mgweba held a white tissue in her hands and wiped her face as a correctional ...
Prague, March 4 (CTK) - A church service for political prisoners who were executed or tortured to death was held in Prague's St Vitus Cathedral at the close of the week-long Mene Tekel festival against totalitarianism on Sunday, celebrated by Prague Archbishop Cardinal Dominik Duka. Representatives of ...
Former Iranian political prisoner Mitra Samani spoke about her time in prison where she said she was raped, deprived of sleep and flogged on the soles of her feet. “The practice of rape of female prisoners has been a systemic form of torture,” Samani said. The organization seeks the immediate release of ...
Continued the source: “Except for a couple of hours of fresh air during the day, the ward's main gate is closed and all the gaps in the walls and windows have been covered to prevent contact between the political prisoners and the ordinary prisoners and the whole ward is supposed to be heated by an old ...
The Verkhovna Rada has called on international partners to condemn Russia's political repression and demand the release of Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin. The resolution “On the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the parliaments of foreign states and the parliamentary assemblies ...
The delegation draw the attention of SHRC towards the ongoing revengeful assault against Kashmiri prisoners especially those lodged at Central Jail, Srinagar, and expressed serious concern over the shifting of many including lifers, under-trials, political prisoners and detainees to various Jammu jails,” ...
"The need for the adoption of this appeal is stipulated by the urgent need to ensure an end to Russia's political repression against Ukrainian citizens as a result of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine and the release of political prisoners - citizens of Ukraine, as well as strict observance of the norms ...
I was never taught about the Panthers and had never even heard the term political prisoner before. So it all just blew my mind,” Dawson said. “Learning about my history changed the course of my life. One of the greatest lessons I learned was that there are people that came before me who risked everything ...
Read alsoUkraine ready to swap Russian military serviceman Ageyev - lawyer Sister of the political prisoner, Natalia Kaplan, said that she no information had been provided to her by the administration, while head of the Colony's administration would not pick up the phone. As UNIAN reported earlier, ...
The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) calls on the authorities in Iran to release Mohammadi and all of the prisoners who have been jailed for no other reason than exercising their rights under Iranian and international law to peacefully express dissent, to defend political prisoners in court when they ...
Madrid's International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO) has pulled a photo exhibition called "Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain" amid controversy because it includes images of Catalan politicians that are currently in jail. The decision to remove the exhibition within hours of the art fair opening to the ...
Inmates at Tocuyito prison in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo have taken four other prisoners and dozens of guards hostage in a jail riot. Photos on social media show the four prisoners kneeling with their arms held up while other inmates appear to be threatening them. Three of the four men targeted are ...
Since the start of the year, Ethiopia's regime has released over 6,000 political prisoners and state prosecutors dropped the charges against many of them. Bekele himself was arrested in December 2015 after mass protests broke out over the use of land in Ethiopia's biggest province, Oromia. He says that ...
Ukraine intends to file a lawsuit to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia due to the violation of the Rights of the Ukrainian political prisoners. Ivan Lishchyna, the Deputy Justice Minister for ECHR affairs claimed this as Ukrainian News reported. 'This year we plan to file not only ...
Under the fairly broad terminology of POC, political prisoners are indeed a part of it but one would be wise to ascertain the boundaries of AI's definition. A few of AI's examples of a political prisoner (but not limited to) are as follows; anti-establishment politicians and political activists that have been ... prisoner
Protesters gather outside the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh following the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha last year. A new US spending bill predicates foreign funds for Cambodia on the release of all political prisoners. Heng Chivoan ... prisoner
Read alsoUkraine ready to swap Russian military serviceman Ageyev - lawyer The full list of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russia contains more than 50 names. The Rada has also called for the use of all possible international political, diplomatic, and sanctions-related mechanisms against ... prisoner
... by Iranian authorities against the political prisoner. In a July 2016 report Amnesty International provides a grim snapshot of health care in the country's prisons. It presents strong evidence that prison administrations deliberately prevent access to adequate medical care, especially for political prisoners. prisoner
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has urged the government and hluttaw to define what is meant by 'political prisoner' since 2016, but the Home Affairs Ministry refused on two occasions to provide a definition of the term when MPs asked for one in parliament. According to AAPP's ... prisoner
In a letter to the United Nations human rights rapporteur on January 31, the political prisoner Arash Sadeghi, who is on hunger strike, warned about the situation of Atena Daemi and Golkorki Iraee, while accusing five authorities of the Iranian regime's Prisons Organization. Excerpts of Arash Sadeghi's letter:. prisoner
Maldives' Supreme Court on Tuesday revoked an order to release nine high-profile political prisoners, hours after former president Mohamed Nasheed sought India's military intervention to resolve the ongoing political crisis in his country following declaration of emergency by President Abdulla Yameen ... prisoner
My husband and I have planned a vacation in a few months that includes spending several days with his parents. I love his parents. In the 10 years we've been together, they've been nothing but pleasant. That is, until about two years ago when they both retired, giving them way too much time to spend ... prisoner
Maldivian police officers stand guard near the MDP opposition party headquarters after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency. Photograph: Reuters. The Maldives' highest court has revoked an order to release high-profile political prisoners a day after President Abdulla Yameen ... prisoner
Amnesty International issued an urgent action statement, calling on Iran to revoke the death sentence issued against political prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi. “Iranian Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi has been on hunger strike since 27 January in protest of being sentenced to death after a grossly ... prisoner
MALE, Maldives (AFP/NYTIMES) – The Maldives' highest court on Tuesday (Feb 6) revoked an order to release nine high-profile political prisoners a day after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and arrested two top judges. The remaining three judges of the Supreme Court said in a ... prisoner
“The former political prisoners worked together for the emergence of the healthcare center. No on led us in this regard. All former political prisoners did their bits. Apart from the political prisoners, the healthcare center aims to provide healthcare services the families of the political prisoners,” Phyu Phyu Thin ... prisoner
Maldives Supreme Court annuls its own order to free political prisoners after 2 court justices were arrested. By The Associated Press. MALE, Maldives — Feb 6, 2018, 12:03 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email · Maldives Supreme Court annuls its own order to free political prisoners after 2 court justices were ... prisoner
A 70-year-old Tamil political prisoner from Mannaar and a 40-year-old political prisoner from Chaavakachcheari in Jaffna, both of whom survived a fatal assault by Sinhala prison guards, STF commandos and military intelligence personnel five years ago, complained on Friday that they have been ... prisoner


 

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