Political Prisoners

Amnesty calls for investigation into Iran’s Raisi for crimes against humanity
Middle East

Amnesty calls for investigation into Iran’s Raisi for crimes against humanity

PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Amnesty International on Saturday renewed a call for Iranian president-elect Ebrahim Raisi to be investigated…
Congo’s president pardons hundreds of political prisoners
World

Congo’s president pardons hundreds of political prisoners

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned around 700 political prisoners jailed under his predecessor. Among those to be freed on…
While political prisoners released, Myanmar’s judicial reforms stall
World

While political prisoners released, Myanmar’s judicial reforms stall

Hundreds of political prisoners have been released from Myanmar’s jails in amnesties in recent years, including dozens freed in January…
Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, prime minister says
World

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, prime minister says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced plans to close a notorious prison camp and release political prisoners held there.…
Aya Hegazy announces plans to establish Belady in US, prioritizing child political prisoners
Egypt

Aya Hegazy announces plans to establish Belady in US, prioritizing child political prisoners

Egyptian-American activist, Aya Hegazy, said she will be re-establishing the Belady Foundation from the United States, this time focusing on…
Committees to be formed on Sunday to enact decisions from National Youth Conference
Egypt

Committees to be formed on Sunday to enact decisions from National Youth Conference

Committees are due to be formed on Sunday to implement decisions made by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the closing…
Serious abuses in Egypt’s Scorpion Prison: HWR
Egypt

Serious abuses in Egypt’s Scorpion Prison: HWR

Human Rights Watch has called on the Interior Ministry to end violations committed against prisoners in Al-Aqrab maximum security prison,…
Philippines may still impose ceasefire with Maoist-led rebels
World

Philippines may still impose ceasefire with Maoist-led rebels

The Philippine government may still re-impose a ceasefire with Maoist-led guerrillas, a senior administration official said on Sunday, a day…
Egypt’s rights groups launch ‘Voices Behind Bars’ campaign to defend detainees
Egypt

Egypt’s rights groups launch ‘Voices Behind Bars’ campaign to defend detainees

Ten local rights groups announced on Wednesday the launch of the "Voices Behind Bars" campaign to defend "hundreds of young…
Syrian prisoners in deal to end mutiny: rights activists
Middle East

Syrian prisoners in deal to end mutiny: rights activists

A tentative deal has been reached to end a strike in a Syrian prison by nearly 800 mostly political detainees…
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