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... 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.

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 ...
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:.
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... like Amnesty International: a political prisoner is someone punished for her or his beliefs and words. Certainly, being attached to an oppositional movement has to be part of the definition, but more important, I think, is what the prisoner makes of the prison experience itself. political prisoners are those who ...
The definition of a political prisoner is nuanced and subject to dispute. According to the Council of Europe, a political prisoner is someone who has been detained for "political motives, [and whose] length of detention or its conditions are clearly out of proportion to the offense the person has been found ...
The event will also include a discussion on political prisoner David Gilbert's new book, "Looking at the US White Working Class Historically." Certain Days: Freedom for political prisoners calendar August 2018 art by Marius Mason. Mason is an anarchist, environmentalist, and animal rights activist serving ...
Earlier this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced plans to release political prisoners in a surprise move the government says aims to "foster national reconciliation". The prime minister also declared that the government would close the Maekelawi detention facility in Addis ...
Why have they not tried to help them? When I attended a ceremony to mark Independence Day at the headquarters of the NLD about 10 years ago, I was offered a badge with the name of a political prisoner on the back. When I asked about this, the party said it had chosen by lot a political prisoner for me to ...

Last week an activist famous in Indonesia for peacefully advocating for the independence of the country's Papua and West Papua provinces, Filep Karma, briefly became a political prisoner. Again. This time around, Karma, who always wears the Morning Star symbol of West Papua independence on his ...
IN a cabin on a three-masted frigate bound for Australia, a group of political prisoners penned an opus which would chisel their journey into the annals of colonial history. They were no ordinary prisoners and it was no ordinary journey. The ship was the Hougoumont and 150 years ago this week it docked at ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close notorious prison camp in surprise move. copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for all." This is the first time the government has acknowledged holding ...
FILE- In this Thursday, March 17, 2016 file photo Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn speaks to The Associated Press at his office in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, has announced plans to drop charges against political ...
A former Tibetan political prisoner weakened by beatings and torture suffered in detention has been placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities angered over his contacts with rights groups and media outlets outside the region, Tibetan sources say. Shonu Palden, 40, was summoned by police in ...
The Jericho Movement to Free All political prisoners (now more commonly known as the National Jericho Movement) was started by Safiyah Bukhari (d. 2003), Herman Ferguson (d. 2014) and Jalil Abdulmuntaqim, who is a Black Panther political prisoner incarcerated for over 44 years. Jericho has ...
A flash mob demonstration in support of Ukrainian political prisoners held in captivity in Russia was staged outside the Russian Embassy in Ukraine on Sunday, ... activists read out the names of those who are illegally held in Russia, in particular, 20 political prisoners and 30 people under investigation.
The exiled former president of the Maldives has said he will run again for office, hours after a surprise supreme court decision to free a group of political prisoners led to unrest in the capital of the Indian Ocean archipelago. President Yameen Abdul Gayoom had been set to run for re-election virtually ...
the White House on Wednesday called for the Iranian government to end its crackdown on widespread demonstrations and release thousands of protesters who have reportedly been jailed in recent weeks. In a statement, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Trump Administration is ...
On January 3, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made two major announcements: his government will release political prisoners and close down a notorious detention centre at the heart of Ethiopia's capital, widely known as a torture chamber for dissidents and government opponents.
New York (TADIAS) -- This week Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn stunned Ethiopians around the globe when he announced plans to free political prisoners at a press conference in Addis Ababa on Wednesday in order to facilitate political dialogue. Hailemariam also declared the shutting down of ...
Turkey has released another German citizen from jail, Berlin said Friday amid a gradual thaw in bilateral ties, stressing however that seven more were still being held for "political reasons". Without identifying the person, the German Foreign Ministry said it could "confirm the unconditional release of a ...
Known for its harsh living conditions, Rajaee Shahr prison, also called Gohardasht, holds more than 50 political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. In December 2016, political prisoner Saeed Shirzad sewed his lips shut to hunger strike against what he described in a letter sent to judicial officials as ...
president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to resume the negotiations with Russia on release of Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons as well as hostages held in the occupied territory. The President said this, speaking at the opening of a new emergency department in Odesa region, ...
The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has already ordered him to appear every 30 days before a Barquisimeto court. The release of these inmates, considered political prisoners by the US, the European Union and human rights organizations, comes during the dialogue between members of the government ...
"Mirta Guerrero, one of the 11 political prisoners of Gerardo Morales, was operated on for the first time in August, they performed an abdominal surgery and placed an internal mesh," Guerrero's attorneys said in a statement. The prisoner's lawyer filed two separate habeas corpus last week on Dec.
Tibetan activist and filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who had been under Chinese detention for nearly a decade, has escaped from Tibet and joined his wife and four children in San Francisco. A Swiss nonprofit called Filming for Tibet, which supports the work of Tibetan filmmakers and campaigned for ...
17:00 Kremlin silent on possibility of releasing Sentsov, other political prisoners in prison swap effort. 16:00 police investigate voter bribing cases as local elections held in 51 territorial communities. 15:00 Analysis Week's milestones. Russian spy in PM team, pacified Saakashvili, and deferred reintegration.
The talks are being held in the Dominican Republic. The opposition has called for the release of all political prisoners. After the weekend release, there remain more than 200 political prisoners, according to Foro Penal. The socialist government refuses to accept the term political prisoner, arguing those ...
Buenos Aires -- I write these lines from my home, where I have been confined by the courts for more than a week. I'm a political prisoner. An Argentine judge accused me of treason, and covering up for Iranian officials accused of masterminding the 1994 terrorist attack against the Argentine Israeli ...
The judge who will re-sentence imprisoned spiritual thinker Mohammad Ali Taheri for the charge of "corruption on earth" has demanded that Taheri use an attorney approved by the judiciary. "Unfortunately, the case has been referred to Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge [Abolqasem] ...
Smith emphasized that the movement to free Mumia is a movement for justice for all political prisoners. After a brief update on the case of Mumia, we watched a recorded video presentation by Sekou Abdullah Odinga, a former political prisoner released after 34 years in prison. Odinga explained why it is ...
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 ...


 

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