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A hartal has been declared in Jaffna today, with businesses across the north shut down in protest against the continued detention of Tamil ...
Father of the detained political prisoner, Rasathurai Thiruvarul, who is currently engaged in a hunger strike, also took part in the protest.

Sri Lanka has come under increasing international pressure to repeal the PTA enacted in 1979 after Tamils started a bloody campaign for a ...
The US Constitution's Eighth Amendment forbids "excessive bail" in criminal prosecutions. That prohibition seems somewhat vague. I guess ...
The hope of releasing Sikh political prisoners has revived once again after the Union Home Ministry has taken steps to expedite the matter with ...
"The issue of the release of hostages and political prisoners has no progress. I can not help but think of Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, ...

Three Tamil political prisoners waging fast-unto-death in Anuradhapura prison were admitted to the public hospital in Anuradhapura on ...
Russia continues to block the release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners, in particular, film director Oleh Sentsov, activist Oleksandr ...
UPDATE: political prisoner Herman Bell Has Moved Facilities, Returned to General population and is No Longer Facing Assault Charges.
In this photo taken in December 5, 2016, children of political prisoners had ... MANILA, Philippines -- A political prisoner was acquitted from ...
... directors Monika Borgmann and Lokman Slim. They recreated a Tadmor dormitory in an abandoned school near Beirut, complete with a hole in the roof for constant observation by the guards, and acted out their roles as political prisoners.
The besieged leftist government of Venezuela is under mounting pressure after the United States and 13 of the hemisphere's other leading nations demanded the release of political prisoners and other pro-democracy concessions. The Organization of ...
Former U.S. political prisoner Ramona Africa is the Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization and a Philadelphia-based organizer with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
... gone to great lengths to avoid the political prisoner issue, Captain Amarinder Singh has explicitly stated his staunch support for their freedom.
"The public demonstrations unfolding in Minsk today are a powerful expression of the democratic aspirations of the Belarusian people.
Amritsar: Sikh political prisoner Bhai Gurdeep Singh Khera (55), who is undergoing life sentence at the Central Jail Amritsar, married Bibi Gurjeet Kaur of Anandpur Sahib at a Gurdwara Sahib near Rayya on Friday.
Fourteen countries in the Organization of American States called on Venezuela to hold elections this year and to release political prisoners.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his previous position that there will be no more releases of political prisoners aside from those who are dying and elderly more than a week before the scheduled fourth round of talks with ...
RANGOON - US-based non-profit development organization FHI 360 will provide 50 fellowship opportunities in Burma for former political prisoners incarcerated between 1988 and 2010. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work with civil ...
On 21st of March, Palestine celebrated their Mother's Day. A group of Palestinian and international activists visited the village of Kafr ad Dik in the Salfit municipality.
Hyderabad: Commemorating freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's martyrdom day, the Committee for Release of political prisoners (CRPP) will hold week-long events demanding release of political prisoners in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The week-long ...
human rights defender Sergei Mokhnatkin, who serves a sentence in the Arkhangelsk region, has been found guilty of having disorganized the work of the colony by the Kotlas City Court and given two more years of imprisonment.
YEREVAN, MARCH 21, ARMENPRESS. On the traditional holiday of Nowruz, Helsinki Commission leaders called on the Azerbaijani government to immediately release all remaining political prisoners and honor its OSCE commitments to human rights, ...
... political prisoners in Junta Jail · Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Coup Regime torture of Leaders at High-Security prison · I Am a Member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Not a terrorist · Egypt political prisoner Recounts Detainees' Daily Tragedies ...
Activist wives of Leopoldo Lopez and Daniel Ceballos join OAS leader in call for democracy.
Strasbourg, France - Parliament deplores the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire and political violence against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe, calls for the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and urges The Philippines to release human ...
An increasing number of political prisoners in Egypt's harsh supermax Aqrab prison (also known as Scorpion Prison) are claiming their right to start hunger strikes, in response to several violations against political detainees, especially deadly ...
... and political activists during prolonged trials. Suspected membership of rebel armies was used as a reason to arrest ethnic minorities, the report said.
Beirut, Lebanon (8:24 A.M.) - The Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement to ARA News called on both the Kurdish PYD-led and KDP-led administrations in Iraq and Syria to release prisoners that were arrested after clashes between Kurdish forces in ...
The Communist Party of China maintains that there are no political prisoners in the country at all. The CECC, on the other hand, defines a political prisoner as a person "detained for exercising his or her human rights under international law." The ...
The Sri Lankan government must immediately address demilitarisation, disappeared persons, land return and political prisoners as the most pressing issues for Tamils and Muslims, the UN special rapporteur on minority issues told the human rights Council ...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the start of the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 29 June 2016.
The European Parliament calls for further personal restrictive measures against the persons involved in human rights violations in the Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine and demands the immediate release of Ukrainian political prisoners held by the ...
On March 14, 2017, a side meeting entitled "massacre of political prisoners in Iran from 1988 to 2017" was held at the UN regarding the Iranian massacre of ...
Parliament deplores the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire and political violence against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe, calls for the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and urges The Philippines to release human rights advocate ...
The Jeremy Corbyn supporter expelled by Labour for having been jailed for breaking United Nations sanctions against Iraq said that he was "a political prisoner". Riad El-Taher, 77, was elected to the executive of the newly formed Hove Constituency ...
He called for the alleged political prisoners' release and parroted mainstream media's condemnations of Venezuela and the supposed lack of fundamental rights for all in the country.
A new biography tells the remarkable story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and the first woman ever elected to lead an African nation.
Hours after a Cairo court freed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced a presidential pardon to release more than 200 political prisoners - out of more than 40,000 in jail since 2011. Families and friends ...
Last week, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir released 193 Darfuri rebel fighters from prison, some of whom had been there for nine years.
You really got to give Ed Forchion credit: He never gives up. But today, he's locked up. And today he sounds sad, frustrated and incredulous at what seems to me to be a targeted attack, and a manipulation of the law.
The family of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa say 203 political prisoners were released in Egypt on Monday - however he was not one of them.
Hours after a Cairo court freed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced a presidential pardon to release more than 200 political prisoners - out of more than 40,000 in jail since 2011. Families and friends ...
Ms. De Lima, who is currently detained at the Philippine National police (PNP) Custodial Center, has qualified herself as the first political prisoner of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, whose war on drugs she had criticized until the government charged ...
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Friday he had pardoned two senior government officials and promised to release other political prisoners, as his rule faces surging resistance, warfare and famine. "I did not come to speak politics. I have ...
Venezuela's capital Caracas was once one of the world's wealthiest cities.
Both have been suffering from worsening health conditions and have twice gone on hunger strike to protest their treatment in prison, including their separation when Mehdi was forced to move to the political prisoner ward in September 2016. Karimi, who ...
The military-controlled Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that it has no plan to define the meanings of "political offences" and "political prisoners". Lower House MP Pe Than of Myebon Township told Parliament on March 9: "They say the ministry is ...
The UN rapporteur, Asma Jahangir, criticizes Iran over execution of juveniles, imprisonment of religious minorities, and torture of political prisoners. (Reuters photo). Tehran, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran refuted a new report by the UN special rapporteur ...
While the notorious Aqrab prison's administration strictly minimize visits to political prisoners and ban all food from inmates' families, on Monday the ruthless administration gave detainees rotten food in their regular meals (bad lentil soup) which ...


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