human rights in prison - updates

Rappler's latest stories on human rights in prison


Amnesty International accuses Egypt of 'torture' in solitary confinement

May 07, 2018 - 7:29 AM

Amnesty's investigation 'reveals that prisoners detained on politically motivated charges are being held in prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement in Egypt – at times for several years – which in and of itself amounts to torture'

US, EU outrage over life sentence for Uighur scholar

Sep 24, 2014 - 1:13 PM

The decision was seen as unusually harsh and comes amid a broader crackdown on what the state claims is a terror backed independence movement in Xinjiang

In this file photo, Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing on June 12, 2010. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Prison reform: The only unity we need

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Much as I hate to say it I think Senator Bong Revilla has a right to complain about jail conditions