Two Egyptian prisoners die in custody in 24 hours

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[…]

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Israel isolates 400 Palestine prisoners

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[…]

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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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