Three Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike to protest administrative detention

Three Palestinian prisoners imprisoned at Ofer Detention Centre, southwest of occupied Ramallah, launched an open-ended hunger strike to protest against their administrative detention, reported the Palestinian news agency WAFA. The Prisoners Affairs Commission announced that Maher Al-Akhras, Mohammad Wahdan, and Musa Zahran, are under administrative detention, a system that allows[…]

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Minister confirms all Malmesbury prisoners rearrested

All prisoners who escaped from the Malmesbury correctional facility in the Western Cape have been rearrested, the Department of Justice said on Sunday. “The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirms that all escapees in the Malmesbury correctional facility have been rearrested,” Department of Justice spokesperson Chrispin Phiri said. He[…]

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UAE officials under investigation for torture

The UK police is actively investigating a group of United Arab Emirates officials for torture and cruel treatment inflicted on several Qatari nationals, a human rights lawyer has said. The Emiratis may be questioned and arrested if they were to enter the UK under the principle of universal jurisdiction, says[…]

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On eve of Gaza reconciliation, Hamas frees Fatah men

Hamas freed five prisoners belonging to the rival Fatah party on Sunday and Egypt sent a delegation to the Gaza Strip to oversee the group’s planned handover of administrative control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government. The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister, Rami al-Hamdallah, and other officials of[…]

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Five of 20 prisoners involved in daring escape arrested

Gauteng police say they have re-arrested five of the 20 prisoners involved in a daring escape after a group of armed men ambushed their vehicle while en route to prison. Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said on Thursday they were arrested on Wednesday in different areas of Gauteng. Police have re-arrested Simthembile[…]

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