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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'

Top Europe rights body sends team to Crimea

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The Council of Europe mission aims to ensure that the people of Crimea are not forgotten

Cambodia pardons jailed female land rights activists

Apr 12, 2015 - 4:13 PM

King Norodom Sihamoni grants a royal pardon to the activists – including a 75 year old woman known locally as Mommy

CAMBODIA'S MOMMY. This photo taken on September 6, 2013 shows Nget Khun (right), known locally as 'Mommy', holds lotus flowers in front of police officials during a protest in Phnom Penh. Photo by AFP

Cambodia court upholds convictions for land rights activists

Jan 26, 2015 - 3:49 PM

The tearful campaigners wearing orange prison uniforms repeatedly shouted very unjust in Khmer as they were led out of the courtroom

CAMBODIA'S MOMMY. This photo taken on September 6, 2013 shows Nget Khun (right), known locally as 'Mommy', holds lotus flowers in front of police officials during a protest in Phnom Penh. Photo by AFP

Jailed at 75, veteran campaigner leads Cambodia eviction battle

Nov 23, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Jailed 75 year old Nget Khun known as Mommy in her land leads Cambodians fight against forced eviction

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