Washington has called for the immediate release of civilian prisoners from Assad’s jails and has requested for the UN to “double its efforts” to secure their release, Political Coordinator of the US Mission to the United Nations (UN) Rodney Hunter announced on Thursday. Addressing the UN Security Council, Hunter asserted:[…]
The Ethiopian government will drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in a bid to ‘widen the democratic space for all.’ The announcement made by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn comes after days of consultations within the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition. Addressing a[…]
Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month’s historic deal between the United States and Cuba, the U.S. said Monday The prisoners had been on a list of opposition figures whose release was sought as part of the U.S. agreement last month with[…]
The Cuban government on Wednesday released at least three political prisoners, the first to be set free since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations, human rights advocates said. The three were imprisoned for being members of the outlawed opposition movement Unpacu and had spent between two[…]
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