Posts Tagged ‘solitary’

Conscientious objector released after 82 days in solitary confinement

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Palestinian man, 31, dies in solitary confinement after a month’s detention, interrogation

West Bank / Jerusalem Palestinian detainee dies in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli prison IMEMC 16 July — The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, has died in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison. The PPS said the detainee, […]

I Spent 16 Months In Solitary Confinement And Now I’m Fighting To End It

I Spent 16 Months In Solitary Confinement And Now I’m Fighting To End It Above Photo: From Nationofchange.org I was just 17 years old when I was sent to solitary confinement in “Camp J,” one of the most severe lockdown units at one of America’s most brutal prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. I […]

Druze draft refuser sent to Israeli military prison, put in solitary

Druze-Arab men, unlike other Arab citizens of Israel, are subject to the same mandatory conscription as Jewish Israelis. Kamal Zidan is refusing because of his Palestinian identity. Kamal Zidan and his grandmother pose for a photo before he presented himself at the Israeli army induction base. (Courtesy of the Zidan family) Kamal Zidan, […]

He Gave Everything Up – A Man Lives Solitary On This 130-Foot High Katskhi Pillar Rock To Be Near God

It’s amazing what man can do to serve God and prove their faith. We all believe there is an ultimate being, a force that we all reckon to – some call them Jesus, Jehovah, Allah, and more. Whatever they believe in, truth remains that a man’s faith can indeed move mountains. In this case, one […]

Immigrants In Georgia Detention Centers Put In Solitary For Hunger Strikes

Above Photo: Photo from report by Project South and the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Credit: Steven Rubin. Demanding Medical Treatment Georgia immigrant detention centers frequently put asylum seekers and other migrants into solitary confinement as punishment for going on hunger strike. In a report [PDF] produced by Project South and the […]

European countries tighten security following Nice terror attack

In a Thursday television address following the fatal attack, French President Francois Hollande announced that the current state of emergency, which was set to expire on July 26, would be further extended. Now other European Union countries – including Belgium, the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic – are taking measures in an […]

An Activist Wants You To Burn Confederate Flag On Memorial Day

Print Friendly Above Photo:  LOIC HOFSTEDT/Getty Images Most Americans celebrate Memorial Day with a delicious barbecue. But here’s something some are adding to their grill list: the Confederate flag. South Florida activist John Sims is leading an effort to turn Memorial Day into Confederate flag-burning day, reported Think Progress on Sunday. Sims previously organized 13 small flag-burning events across the 13 states of […]

Venezuelan president gives everyone Fridays off for two months in order to combat energy crisis

     Venezuelan workers will get Fridays off in the months of April and May, in a bid to save energy in the black-out hit country, the president said. President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuelans will have “long weekends” in an appearance on state television on Wednesday night, announcing the measure as part of a 60-day plan […]

Photos: Iran’s President Rouhani meets Omani FM bin Alawi in Tehran

Iran Joins Georgia’s caucasian gas circle As the price of natural gas keeps declining, competition among Caspian Basin suppliers is picking up. Georgia, which serves as a crossroads… Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2016/02/21/photos-irans-president-rouhani-meets-omani-fm-bin-alawi-in-tehran/ Related Posts How Bill and Hillary Clinton Made $240 Million in Just 15 Years Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House […]

60% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants – top EU official

“More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Speaking on […]

60% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants – top EU official

“More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Speaking on […]

60% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants – top EU official

“More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Speaking on […]

60% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants – top EU official

“More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Speaking on […]

60% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants – top EU official

“More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Speaking on […]

60% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants – top EU official

“More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Speaking on […]

Activist Says Cops Are Going To Kill Him, Found Dead Days Later

The man who was found stabbed inside a burning home in Fresno last week is confirmed to be John Lang, a frequent poster in the Fresno People’s Media group on Facebook and acquaintance to many in the Fresno activist community. Abc30 reported: Police say a man who had been stabbed was found inside a burning […]

Activist Says Cops Are Going To Kill Him, Found Dead Days Later

The man who was found stabbed inside a burning home in Fresno last week is confirmed to be John Lang, a frequent poster in the Fresno People’s Media group on Facebook and acquaintance to many in the Fresno activist community. Abc30 reported: Police say a man who had been stabbed was found inside a burning […]

Tempers Flare, Tires Burn In French Taxi, Aviation Strikes

Print Friendly Above Photo: Jean-Paul Pelissier / Reuters Drivers want compensation for business lost to taxi app companies; air traffic controllers seek better pay Striking taxi drivers in France blocked key roads and set fire to tires on a “black Tuesday” that saw simultaneous strikes by air traffic controllers, civil servants, hospital workers and teachers. Some […]

Alternative Strategies For Realizing Justice In Palestine

Print Friendly Above Photo: From Shutterstock.com. Between 13-15 December, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, Mada al Carmel, the Birzeit University Institute of Law, the Stop the Wall Campaign, the Trans-Arab Research Institute (TARI), and the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) will be convening a conference under the banner: Alternative Strategies for Realizing Justice in Palestine. The […]

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