Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment.” CAIR said […]

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Country: United States
Source: AFP




Salvadoran asylum-seeker released from T. Don Hutto after sexual assault allegations

A Salvadoran woman who came forward four months ago with allegations of sexual assault by a guard has been released from the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, where her abuser remained employed for the bulk of her detainment. Laura Monterrosa was released from detention Friday evening after a months-long campaign by the advocacy […]

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Country: United States
Source: Rewire News




Austin council member denied a visit with asylum-seeker in detention

Advocates for a suicidal woman held at an immigrant detention center in Taylor who has alleged she was sexually assaulted by a guard have stepped up pressure on officials to release her amid reports that her health was declining. Austin City Council Member Greg Casar issued a news release Tuesday asking for the release of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Statesman




UN aid workers raped 60,000 people as it’s claimed organisation employs 3,300 paedophiles

A whistle blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade as aid workers indulge in sex abuse unchecked around the world. The claim is in a bombshell dossier that former senior United Nations official Andrew Macleod handed over to DFID Secretary Priti Patel last year. In it, Professor Macleod […]

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Country: United Nations
Source: The Sun




Trump vows to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would keep Guantanamo Bay open, breaking from his predecessor Barack Obama’s lengthy and ultimately failed efforts to shutter the maligned detention facility. “I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay,” Trump said, […]

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Country: United States
Source: France 24




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Woman, 20, suffered miscarriage in jail after being tasered by ‘sadistic’ guards

A new study by Reuters has found that use of tasers has been listed as a contributory factor in quarter of the cases. Now video has emerged which appears to back up their claims. In the video obtained by Reuters, Martini Smith was seen being tasered by the prison guards. Smith was 20 years old, pregnant […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters




Tennessee deputies tortured 19-year-old inmate with Tasers while he was strapped to a chair

A trio of US police officers have been suspended after footage appears to show them torturing a teenager with a taser while he pleads with them to let him die instead. Eighteen-year-old Jordan Elias Norris, who was arrested on weapons and drugs charges in November 2016, has now filed a lawsuit against the deputies – […]

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Country: United States
Source: Newshub



Logos July 2017

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member states and institutions to respect their human rights obligations and call on them to prioritise […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Bahrain Watch