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Belarus protest leader charged with undermining national security
Maria Kolesnikova, an opposition protest leader in Belarus, was charged with undermining Belarus' national security on Wednesday. She is one of the few major opposition politicians still in Belarus.Since the presidential election, numerous opposi (More)
Pennsylvania prisoner rights groups sue jail over mental health concerns
The Abolitionist Law Center (ALC), the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP), and Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for discrimination against inmates with (More)
Protests on anniversary of Attica uprising demand reform to solitary confinement
Advocates for prison reform commemorated the Sunday, September 13 anniversary of the Attica prison uprising with protests in New York City and Albany, calling for improved treatment of incarcerated people.Forty-nine years ago, inmates at Attica C (More)
India-Pakistan 73 Years After Partition
“I tell you that I still consider myself to be an Indian. For the moment I have accepted the Governor-Generalship of Pakistan. But I am looking forward to a time when I would return to India and take my place as a citizen of my country.” - Muhammad A (More)
Iran authorities committed widespread rights violations during 2019 protests: Amnesty
Iranian authorities committed widespread human rights violations during the 2019 protests, according to a report published Wednesday by Amnesty International. The protests followed a hike in fuel prices. In response to protests, the government report (More)
We Should Be Concerned with COVID-19 Vaccine Corner-Cutting
Several pharmaceutical companies are beginning middle or late stage trials of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in Brazil and South Africa, leaving trials in other developed countries for sometime later. Meanwhile, in the United States, Black and other (More)
Portugal Constitutional Court declares Azores COVID quarantine for visitors unconstitutional
The Portuguese Constitutional Court (TC) has ruled that the Azores Islands' mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors is unconstitutional. In a decision released Wednesday, the court found that the authorities were treating visitors as if they were se (More)
COVID-19, Political Prisoners, and the Overcrowding of Prisons
Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt. Even though some countries have decided to gradually open up, the rate of new infected cases show (More)
Extrajudicial Killings in India: Rule of Law v. Police Impunity
Extrajudicial killings are acts of violence carried out by law enforcement agencies without any judicial authorization. This is usually done by the state to enforce what may be called ‘instant justice’ by circumventing the elaborate procedure establi (More)
Germany court convicts 93-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard
A Hamburg juvenile court convicted a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard on Thursday on 5,232 counts of accessory to murder and one count of accessory to attempted murder.Bruno Dey has been given a two-year suspended sentence, bringi (More)
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