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Meet in Geneva highlights ‘enforced disappearances’ in Iran

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A meet organized in Geneva on Wednesday, September 20, has highlighted the cases of enforced disappearances in Iran. It brought together representatives of ethnic minorities to discuss Iran’s violations of its citizens’ fundamental rights and enforced disappearance in particular, as a crime against humanity. A statement released later said that the event – “Enforced Disappearances in Iran and the Assault on Fundamental Rights” – was organized by the Nonviolent ...

Iran political prisoners cause international concern

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

International concern is rising for more than a dozen political prisoners in Iran who are on hunger strike.Amnesty International issued a statement on Tuesday describing their conditions as "cruel, inhuman and degrading".Amnesty International said that prisoners at Raja’i Shahr prison were recently transferred to a newly opened area where conditions are suffocating.“They are held in cells with windows covered by metal sheets, and deprived of access to clean drinking water, ...

Call to UN for Iran political prisoners

Friday, 11 August 2017

Concern is increasing for the wellbeing of over 14 political prisoners inside Iran’s notorious Gohardasht prison. A call issued on Friday by the Iranian Resistance was addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to take urgent action to save the lives of these political prisoners. “The Iranian Resistance expresses grave concern over the health and security of political ...

ANALYSIS: Iran’s legal system and slaughter of political prisoners in 1988

Friday, 9 June 2017

Since the early days of the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s prisons and legal systems have been frequently used by the regime as a method to eradicate all its outspoken political opponents, as well as to instil terror into the population. At the time of the 1988 massacre, many of those being hung, had been held in custody for several years, suffering under a horrific regime of torture and abuse. The majority of those held were one-time political allies of Khomeini that had turned against him, ...

Syrian government says ready for prisoner swaps with rebels

Monday, 13 February 2017

The Syrian opposition has long demanded a release of detainees held by the government

WATCH: How a Syrian prisoner swap took place

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

45 pro-government prisoners made up of women and children were exchanged for 55 opposition women including children

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel end hunger strike

Saturday, 6 August 2016

More than 300 Palestinian prisoners halt a hunger strike after Israel agree to end ‘humiliating’ body searches

In Lebanon’s most notorious prison, convicts take to the theater

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The silence and darkness inside the oval room are regularly disturbed by the metallic, scratchy door as people go in and out

U.S. blocks release of hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Guantanamo Bay detainee weighs just 74 lbs after an eight-year hunger strike

Killers make 'Shawshank-style' escape from New York prison

Sunday, 7 June 2015

A frantic manhunt was on Sunday for two convicted murderers who busted out of New York state's biggest maximum security prison

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