Egypt releases 41 detainees, including political activists

Egypt’s Public Prosecution yesterday  released 41 political activists from pretrial detention, two days after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said the country needs to engage in “political dialogue”, local human rights and political sources said. The Reform and Development Party said in a statement yesterday, that its chairperson, Mohamed Anwar Esmat[…]

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Global petition for Gitmo detainees to resettle in SA

A human rights organisation has launched a global petition to support their request to the South African government to resettle cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. CAGE Africa, a branch of an organisation based in the UK, wants to resettle between 1 and 11 Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for[…]

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Possible Quran misinterpreted in China case: Sooliman

All ten South Africans detained by authorities in China have been released, with five due to jet back into South Africa on Friday, a week after being apprehended on suspicion of viewing propaganda material in their hotel rooms. This comes after fruitful negotiations between local government and their counterparts in[…]

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Israeli interrogators using ‘brutal’ methods

Israeli interrogators are using “oppressive and brutal” methods to frighten Palestinian detainees and force them into confessing to attacks against Israel, a Palestinian official said Sunday. Issa Qarage, who heads the Palestinian Authority prisoners’ affairs committee, made his comments during a visit to prisoners’ families in the northern West Bank[…]

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