Tag Archives: UN Committee Against Torture

Ireland refuses to extradite, calls out US on inhumane solitary confinement

Irish High Court Bars Extradition of Terror Suspect to U.S., Citing Inhumanity of Solitary Confinement Loaded on April 1, 2016 by Derek Gilna published in Prison Legal News April, 2016, page 60 Filed under: War on Terror, Immigration, Control Units. … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Jack Straw rewriting UK #torture complicity history

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Monday Dec 14, 2015 UK torture complicity: Jack Straw’s comments do not fit with facts Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has reportedly today claimed that “the British government never condoned, nor … Continue reading

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Guards killing inmates is “old school” per @DOCJulieJones, but school is still in session.

DOC secretary visits local troubled prison – NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida … we do have some people that are old school and we need to get them to think differently,” said Jones. It’s … Continue reading

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Legislated quotas make the obscene #PrisonIndustiralComplex obscenely rich

‘Profiting From Misery’: Private Prison Corporations Driving Harsh Immigration Policies | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group, both notorious for human rights violations, dominate this rapidly growing industry, … Continue reading

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@BarackObama rewards Egypt’s massive rights violations

US lifts arms embargo on Egypt – Al Jazeera English The United States has announced it is lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Shafqat Hussain’s hanging set for Thursday 19th March

Please sign the petitions to try and stop the execution of Shafqat Hussain. Given that the U.S. Supreme Court allowed brain damaged, severely mentally ill Cecil Clayton to be executed yesterday, our government has no moral high ground to stand … Continue reading

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Reprieve: hearing Friday re UK spying on attorney/client communications

Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8161 For immediate release: Tues March 10 2015 Hearing Friday over government spying on lawyer-client communications   This Friday the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) will hold a hearing over UK government spying on privileged lawyer-client … Continue reading

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