Israeli prison officers raided Section 3 of Al-Naqab Prison in the Negev this morning and moved Palestinian political prisoners to an undisclosed area of the detention facility. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and the Commission for Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that the nature of the move and the reason[…]
INTERNATIONAL An Egyptian prisoner has died in prison due to medical negligence, less than 24 hours after the death of another detainee in similar circumstances, according to a human rights group. The family of Magdy Abdu al-Shabrawy, a 58-year-old detained in the Badr prison complex 70km east of Cairo, were informed of[…]
Israeli occupation authorities has isolated 400 Palestinian prisoners for 11 days, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said in a statement yesterday. Prisoners affiliated with the Islamic Jihad movement were being distributed among the prisons of Ramon, Eshel, Nafha, Ofer, Hadarim and Al-Negev. According to the statement, prisoners being placed under isolation are being[…]
Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to exchange around 1,000 prisoners, including 15 Saudis, as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process, the United Nations and Houthi media said on Sunday. The Yemeni government, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, and the Houthi movement, who have been[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Legal Centre for Arab Minority in Israel (Adalah) has filed a petition against Israeli authorities requesting that they offer proper protection for Palestinian prisoners to protect them from COVID-19, Al-Rai Al-Youm news website reported yesterday. According to the paper, the petition was filed to the Israeli Supreme Court against[…]
Durban Westville correctional facility has come under ministerial scrutiny after the emergence of two videos showing inmates openly doing drugs and being given weapons by officials, who instigate them to fight. The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services said on Saturday that the videos were “shocking” and they had launched[…]
The South African Prisoners’ Organisation for Human Rights (SAPOHR) has threatened to go to court in the coming weeks to ensure that all prisoners are registered to vote. SAPOHR wants the department of home affairs to issue temporary identity documents (IDs) to all sentenced prisoners and awaiting-trial detainees, so that[…]
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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