Posts Tagged ‘detention’

The hostages: Iran’s relentless detention of foreigners and dual nationals a roadblock to relations with the West

As she boarded what appeared to be an Australian government plane late Wednesday, her nightmare drew to a close. After more than two years locked up in Tehran’s Evin Prison, the 33-year-old British Australian scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert was heading home.   “I am extremely pleased and relieved to advise that Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been […]

US Halts Deportations Of Women Who Allege Medical Abuse In ICE Detention

Above photo: A woman sits with her son at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center after recently crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 21, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images. NOTE: This article quotes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus speaking out about the deportations. It will be interesting to see if they show the same […]

How Maher al-Akhras Is Resisting Israel’s Administrative Detention

How Maher al-Akhras Is Resisting Israel’s Administrative Detention Above photo: Maher al-Akhras with one of his children before his arrest in July by Israeli forces. Screengrab. Refusing to eat. The Palestinian father of six has spent months on hunger strike to oppose administrative detention and, by extension, the colonial regime that enforces it. In exactly […]

Kurdish official says thousands of Syrians to leave detention camp for ISIS families

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One person’s experience of two weeks in NZ’s quarantine detention facility

A person who was clearly stressed from the sudden ordeal of leaving the country to bury a deceased relative, then returning to a situation he describes as like a prison camp, expressed what he noted as inconsistencies in the rules. From hearing the description of this experience clearly some staff were less than helpful regarding […]

Protests call for closure of migrant detention centre in Marseille

Dozens of people descended on a migrant detention centre in the French city of Marseille on Saturday, demanding its closure. Undocumented migrants are being held in the administrative detention centre (CRA), where several have begun a hunger strike. Most of the demonstrators are immigrant rights activists from Solidaires, Education Without Borders Network, or El Manba, […]

Iranian Christian Released on Bail After Nearly Two Months Detention

(Article18) — Iranian-Armenian Christian Joseph Shahbazian has been released on bail after nearly two months in detention. The 56-year-old was one of dozens of Christians arrested by Revolutionary Guards in a coordinated operation targeting homes and house-churches in Tehran, Karaj and Malayer on June 30 and July 1. Last week Joseph’s family were finally able […]

Israel releases Palestinian BDS activist after two-week detention

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‘They were beating people severely’: Teenager relives detention in Belarus

A Belarusian teenager was walking down a street at the start of protests when a minibus pulled him over and a special police squad detained him. “A minibus without any signs just drove to us and a police special squad jumped out of there, and they caught me. I was sent to some police station. […]

Deaths In Immigration Detention Are At A Record High

ICE Can Prevent the Next One. Two men died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on August 5. One of the men died in a hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, while the other died in his cell of a massive intercranial hemorrhage. These tragedies increased the total deaths in ICE custody this […]

NZ’s PM Adern adds more new draconian powers of apprehension & detention to the corporation

The corporation parades as your government. Watch from 1min 15sec in for specific info on the changed law rushed through that Jami-Lee Ross spoke about in Parliament also. The first video below (Jami-Lee & Billy Te Kahika) was recorded outside Parliament at Thursday’s rally. The video below that is Jami-Lee’s speech in Parliament on 5 […]

Regional Juvenile Detention Center Supervisor Sentenced to Six Months in Jail For Groping Female Inmate

A former supervisor at the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Casper will serve six months in jail followed five years of probation after admitting that he groped a female inmate while he was working.District Judge Thomas Sullins sentenced John R. Gallagher Friday morning in Natrona County District Court. Gallagher pleaded guilty in August to a […]

Cops Remove Senator from Walmart Converted into Detention Center

When Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) attempted to visit a Walmart that had been converted into a privately run, federally funded detention center for immigration, police were called to remove him. by Jack Burns In 2015, Snopes attempted to fact-check “rumors” that “began to swirl in April 2015 when several Walmart stores around the U.S. were […]

AUMF: the blank check for indefinite detention of Americans and presidential use of military force

     Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain US citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent against US military policy. The bill that risks […]

Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention Of Americans

Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention Of Americans Above Photo: Stuart McAlpine/Flickr Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent […]

U.S. Senators New Plan to Expand Indefinite Detention Laws and Make Global War Endless

May 8th, 2018 By Christopher Anders Guest writer for Wake Up World Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse with the U.S. Congress, a bipartisan pair of senators have teamed up to write the single most dangerous piece of unconstitutional legislation in this history of this Congress.  Last week, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) […]

Middle School Offers Meditation and Calm Space to Help Keep Kids Out of Detention

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times A Philadelphia middle school has started offering tools such as meditation for children who might otherwise be sent to the principal’s office. The school is allowing children and staff to use a new “chill room.” In the room, they are offering tools and strategies to help diffuse tempers […]

Israel’s child detention up by 13% in 12 months

Israeli detention of Palestinian children has risen by 13 per cent since February 2017, Military Court Watch reported on Friday. According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 28 February 2018 there were 5,890 Palestinians held as “security prisoners” in Israeli detention facilities including 356 children between 12 and 17 years old. In the case […]

Report refutes Israeli claims of reforming military detention for minors

New Israeli report has demolished claims made by Israeli authorities that significant ‘reforms’ have been made to system of military detention and prosecution of Palestinian children. The report, issued by the Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, titled as ‘Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military Courts,’ is expected to deal […]

Israel extends detention of Palestinian-French human rights worker

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 26 February 2018 Salah Hamouri (GUE/NGL) Israeli military occupation authorities on Monday renewed for four months the detention of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri. Hamouri, who works with the prisoners rights group Addameer, has been held in “administrative detention” since Israeli forces detained him last August. Under this holdover […]

The UK’s Hidden Hand in Julian Assange’s Detention

It now emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange’s effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact, they depended on a legal charade. Behind the scenes, Sweden wanted to drop the extradition case against Assange back in 2013. Why was this not made public? Because Britain persuaded Sweden to […]

Watch: Palestinian children speak of beatings in Israeli detention

Palestinian children, who had been arrested by Israeli occupation, tells Al Jazeera that they were beaten and humiliated inside Israeli prisons. The Defence for Children International (DCI) is concerned that Israeli military arrests are not only violent, but that children often lack proper legal representation during the court process, and that the impact of detention […]

Palestinian Kindergarteners Protest israel’s Detention of 350 Children (VIDEOS)

Palestinian Kindergarteners Protest Israel’s Detention of 350 Children (VIDEOS) Palestinian children from the West Bank city of Hebron protest Israel’s detention of minors. (Photo: Mashhour Wihwak, via Mondoweiss) Yesterday Palestinian kindergarteners protested Israel’s jailing of 350 Palestinian children, in a march organized by the Hebron (Al-Khalil)-based group Human Rights Defenders and the Palestinian residents of […]

Kindergarteners in Hebron protest Israel’s detention of 350 children

Yesterday Palestinian kindergarteners protested Israel’s jailing of 350 Palestinian children, in a march organized by the Hebron-based group Human Rights Defenders and the Palestinian residents of Shuhada Street. Israel detains children as young as 12 years old. The kindergarteners rallied for three child prisoners in particular, a young girl named Razan Abu Sal, 13, who was […]

Israeli court extends remand detention of Ahed Tamimi

An Israeli court extended remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. Tamimi, a resident of Nabi Saleh […]

Congressman says US detention of Palestinian activist is "inhuman act"

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 18 January 2018 Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, left, congratulates Amer Othman Adi in early January after Adi’s deportation was postponed. The joy was shortlived as Adi was detained by US immigration authorities on 16 January, a setback Ryan called an “outrageous, inhuman act.” (via Facebook) Activists are calling for urgent […]

After 30 days in jail, Ahed Tamimi’s detention is extended indefinitely

An appropriate time to repost this .Perhaps this time dubakr can chime in and complain about his beloved illegal squatters doing their best to make the IDF look as bad as they can. “What Happened When a Jewish Settler Slapped an Israeli Soldier Both Ahed Tamimi and Yifat Alkobi were questioned for slapping a soldier […]

Israel extends detention of female Palestinian MP for 6 months

Israeli occupation authorities extended on Wednesday a Palestinian female lawmaker’s administrative detention for six months, according to a Palestinian official.   “An Israeli court today extended Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention for six months,” Qaddura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, told Anadolu Agency.   In June 2017, Israeli soldiers arrested Jarrar after raiding her home in the […]

Israel court extends Palestinian girl's detention for extra 4 days

Israeli military court in Ofer Prison decided on Monday to extend remand detention of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed al-Tamimi for four more days. Judges claimed that Al-Tamimi that she obstructed her investigation by the occupation Israeli officers inside her cell, where Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said she should spend her life. One of the […]

Israel has transferred Ahed Tamimi to three different detention facilities in the last five days even though she has not yet been charged with a crime

The recent arrest of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi by Israeli soldiers from her family home in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh has sparked protest around the world and refocused light on Israel’s unjust treatment of Palestinian children. In the five days since her arrest, Israeli authorities have attempted to coerce confession from Ahed, a […]

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