Posts Tagged ‘prisoner’

Israel’s New Military Chief Eyes War As Hamas Prisoner Video Overshadows His Swearing In

Israel has replaced its former chief of the military, Aviv Kochavi, with an unusual swearing in ceremony for the incoming Herzi Halevi, setting the stage for a wider conflict with Iran, Hezbollah and the Palestinian people. As this ceremony took place, Hamas released a shocking video of a prisoner of war that embarrassed the new […]

“I Speak For The Georgian Legion – We Don’t Take Russian Soldiers Prisoner!”

Reports of Georgian soldiers dying in the fight for Ukraine’s independence are at first impression heartwarming, at least for the naïve. BUT when you dig deeper into this story, you soon realise that their plight is of their own choice, and motivated by financial considerations, not solidarity or standing up for a fledgling democracy. As […]

Ben-Gvir visits prison to ensure no improvements made to prisoner conditions

Israel's newly appointed National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir paid his first visit on Thursday to Nafha Prison for Palestinian prisoners to make sure that conditions had not improved in the wake of a High Court ruling in their favour, Haaretz reported. Israel Prison Service Commissioner Katy Perry accompanied the far-right extremist Ben-Gvir during his visit […]

Palestinian prisoner dies of cancer amid accusations of ‘medical neglect’

Palestinian political prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid, 50, died in Israeli custody on Tuesday morning, following a bout with cancer and months of “medical negligence” on part of Israeli authorities, according to his family and Palestinian prisoners groups.  Source

Brittney Griner back home in U.S. after Russian prisoner swap

American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday after being freed in a high-profile prisoner exchange following nearly 10 months in detention in Russia. The deal, which saw her swapped for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, secured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad and achieved a top goal […]

Russia Releases 1st Footage Of Griner, Bout Prisoner Swap (Video)


Brittney Griner Released By Russia In Prisoner Swap

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from custody in Russia and is on her way back to the U.S. after a monthslong imprisonment on drug charges, President Joe Biden said Thursday. “She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home,” Biden tweeted along with a photo of him embracing […]

Ukraine war: Prisoner swap, Kremlin denies Russians are fleeing and Poland hands out iodine pills

1. Ukraine and Russia exchange almost 300 people in prisoners swap More than 200 Ukrainian and foreign citizens captured by Russian troops have been released in a massive prison swap between Kyiv and Moscow, the biggest since the beginning of the war on 24 February. The swap was brokered by Turkey and announced in the […]

2 U.S. Veterans Held By Russian-Backed Forces In Ukraine Freed In Prisoner Swap

Two U.S. veterans held for months by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine were freed as part of a prisoner swap, Saudi Arabia, which brokered the deal, said Wednesday. Alexander Drueke and Andy Tai Huynh were released alongside eight other prisoners of war, including citizens from the U.K., Morocco, Sweden and Croatia. Drueke, a former Army staff […]

Iran says ready for prisoner exchange with US with or without nuclear agreement

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani said Sunday, that Tehran is ready to conduct a prisoner exchange deal with the United States, whether the nuclear agreement is revived or not. In an interview with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Kanaani said his country had conducted negotiations “in different ways” with the United States regarding […]

Possible Prisoner Exchange In US Hybrid War Against Venezuela

US special presidential envoy for hostage affairs Roger Carstens is on a case which could lead to freeing Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. Pressure is building on the Biden administration to swap Saab for some American citizens currently incarcerated in Venezuela. Alex Saab, who has been confined for over two years, is a victim of the […]

On-the-run prisoner dies in car crash in France after cross-border manhunt

A German prisoner has died in a car crash after he hijacked two vehicles to escape into neighbouring France. The man fled from a prison day-release scheme on Monday in Mannheim, around 300 kilometres southwest of Berlin. Authorities said the 28-year-old hijacked a car at gunpoint and later abandoned the female driver at a rest stop. […]

From Coast to Coast: Open Letter by Anarchist Prisoner Toby Shone

I’ve previously written about the need to recreate an Atlantic bridge, based on international revolutionary solidarity and reciprocal knowledge, that moves towards affinity and direct action in support of our imprisoned comrades. Since then, I was recently visited by a comrade from Anarchist Black Cross Philadelphia here at the G4S facility in which I’m held. G4S is […]

Palestine prisoner dies in unclear circumstances inside Israeli jail

A 40-year-old Palestinian prisoner has died in an Israeli hospital in yet unclear circumstances, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) announced on Saturday morning. In a statement, the PPS said that Mousa Abu Mahameed, from the Bethlehem village of Beit Tamar, died this morning at Asaf Harofeh hospital in Israel. It said Mahameed, whose family says […]

Leonard Peltier’s Walk to Justice demands release of political prisoner

On September 1, Leonard Peltier’s Walk to Justice departed from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The march will pass through multiple cities, finally ending in Washington, DC on November 14. Rallies and prayer sessions will be held along the route. The walk is being coordinated by the American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council to demand elder Leonard Peltier’s […]

Kremlin Says It’s Open To Talking About Possible Prisoner Swap For Brittney Griner

But Russia strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue. Source

Oldest female Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli custody

Sa’diya Matar died in the Israeli prison of Damon, where she was being detained. Medical negligence in Israeli prisons is killing Palestinians prisoners. Source

Transgender Prisoner Who Impregnated Multiple Inmates at Women’s Prison Transferred

A man identifying as a woman who impregnated two women while behind bars at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, New Jersey, has been moved to another location. reported Saturday: Demi Minor, 27, was transferred to Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, a prison for young adult offenders in Burlington County, last month, […]

Open letter from Palestinian prisoner Salah Hammouri to Emmanuel Macron

Lawyer and researcher Salah Hammouri appeals to French president Emmanuel Macron from inside Israel’s prisons: “Mr. President, what is the reason behind your double standard in the treatment of people living under oppression?” Source

Medical neglect kills prisoner Saadia Matar in Israeli ‘Damon’ prison

July 03, 2022 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Local sources announce the martyrdom of female Palestinian prisoner Saadia Matar in the Israeli “Damon” prison due to medical neglect. Local sources on Saturday announced that the female Palestinian prisoner Saadia Matar died in the Israeli “Damon” prison. Sources reported that the administration of the occupation prisons informed […]

Exclusive: Hamas ready to implement urgent prisoner exchange deal

28 Jun 2022 Source: Al Mayadeen Net By Al Mayadeen English  Exclusive sources tell Al Mayadeen that Hamas would agree to release a captured IOF soldier, in exchange for releasing ill prisoners from Israeli prisons. Exclusive sources tell Al Mayadeen that Hamas would agree to release a captured IOF soldier, in exchange for releasing ill prisoners […]

Mental health workers demand Israel release prisoner Ahmad Manasra

The worldwide movement to immediately release Ahmad Manasra from Israeli prison is gathering momentum through an international campaign initiated by the Palestine-Global Mental Health Network. Source

Ahmadreza Djalali: Iran rules out prisoner swap with Sweden before academic’s execution

The Swedish-Iranian researcher will be executed and will not be exchanged, the Iranian judiciary said.

Judge Acquits J6 Prisoner of All Charges: ‘This Is a Political Witch Hunt’

A January 6 protestor has been cleared of all charges after a federal judge declared that the charges against him were completely bogus and said Capitol police let him into the building during the demonstrations. US District Judge Trevor McFadden found Matthew Martin not guilty on all four misdemeanor charges on Wednesday, declaring that his […]

Snake Island sailors freed in Ukraine war prisoner exchange, says Kyiv

The 13 soldiers had famously defied Russian warships at the very start of the invasion. Source

AmericanGulag Reporter Visits J6 Political Prisoner Jeremy Brown in Pinellas County Jail

AmericanGulag Reporter Visits J6 Political Prisoner Jeremy Brown in Pinellas County Jail The Gateway Pundit / Jim Hoft Article originally published at Article Written by Nick Mastrangelo Upon first eye contact through an enlarged video screen (one of many lined up around the walls of the Visitation Center at Pinellas County Jail), Jeremy Brown, […]

OIC calls for release of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday called for the release of a Palestinian prisoner, who has been on a hunger strike for 141 days in protest against his detention without trial by Israel, Anadolu News Agency reports. Hisham Abu Hawwash has staged an open-ended hunger strike to protest his arrest under Israel’s policy […]

Prisoner Abu Hawash is struggling for life: Waed association

2 Jan 2022 Net Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen Waed Association for Palestinian Prisoners says that “the prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is facing great difficulty in discharging urine, while his water body percentage has decreased to a third due to the continuation of his coma. Waed Association: The percentage of water in the body of […]

‘On the brink of death’: Family of hunger-striking prisoner pleads for his immediate release

Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, 41, entered his 140th day on hunger strike on Monday, January 3rd, and according to his family, is in such critical condition that he could “die at any moment.” Abu Hawash was arrested by Israeli forces in October 2020 in the middle of the night from his family home in […]

Hamas: Israel is not serious about prisoner swap deal

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said yesterday that Israel is not serious about reaching a prisoner swap deal, Al-Aqsa TV reported. In an exclusive interview with the channel, senior Hamas leader, Khalil Al-Hayya, said: “The [Israeli] occupation is not serious about reaching a prisoner swap… We will continue our efforts to release our prisoners using every […]

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