Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists

Friday, 25 August 2017

Art workshops are pretty common in this day and age. But a 12-day long gathering of painters which India's capital, New Delhi, is currently hosting is one of its kind in the world as all the participants are convicts! Eighty criminals have been flown to India's flagship prison, Tihar Jail, from prisons in six states to hone their artistic talent under the guidance of 18 professional painters who are teaching them how to improve their creative skills. The Tihar Kala Abhiyan from 19-31 August ...

Wife of Palestinian-Syrian activist confirms his execution in Facebook post

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The wife of a well-known Syrian activist, who was also a programmer, has described the circumstances of her husband’s death in a Facebook post after confirming that he was executed by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus. Noura Ghazi Safadi, wife of the Syrian-Palestinian programmer Bassel Khartbail Safadi, said that she confirmed the news of the death sentence and execution of her husband days after he was transferred from Adra prison in October 2015. “His end was worthy of a hero ...

Undefeated by ordeal, Indian woman holds hands of victims rotting in prison

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

An English-speaking Indian woman – who had the misfortune of being framed in a murder case and spending 13 long years in jail before she was honorably acquitted – has made it her life’s mission to fight for those languishing behind bars for no fault of theirs. Aparajita Bose studied at Kolkata’s Loreto convent and did her BA in English Literature before getting married. When she was 31 and a mother of two boys, her husband, Kunal Bose, was mysteriously killed and the ...

Algerian sentenced for dangling baby out of window ‘to get 1,000 Facebook likes’

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

An Algerian court sentenced a man who dangled his baby cousin out of a 15th-floor window in the capital Algiers to two years in prison on Monday. The defendant posted on Facebook a photo of him dangling the baby out of a window with the caption, “1000 likes or I will drop him.” The child appeared to be in a state of fear and bewilderment. After watching the video, many Facebook users demanded that the man be tried on child abuse charges. The defendant carried out the horrific act ...

Prison-themed cafe in Egypt for those who dare to commit a ‘food crime’

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Have you ever eaten inside a prison? A newly opened jail-like cafe in Cairo could allow you to have the experience with its unique theme.The place is designed to make you feel like you’re having dinner inside a prison cell, from writings on its walls, to handcuffs and iron chains which can be found in the dining area.The restaurant, named “Garemet Akl” -- which literally translates to ‘Food Crime’ in English -- serves authentic Egyptian street food. Its themed menu ...

Meet the Saudi who graduated with distinction while in prison

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Abdul Rahman has made a name for himself by graduating from Imam University with a bachelor’s degree in the fundamentals of religion while remaining incarcerated at the Ha’ir prison in the south of Riyadh. The 42-year-old was among the first in the group of 114 inmates at the prison to graduate with distinction. He hopes to complete graduate studies before the end of his sentence. The Saudi Ministry of Interior has adopted a reformatory approach vis-a-vis ...

IN PICTURES: The writings on the wall of a former ISIS prison in Syria

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Al-Bab- On the walls of a former Islamic State group jail, Syrian detainees whiled away endless months by scrawling phrases and poems, praying for freedom or bidding farewell to loved ones. One former prisoner of the militants, Khalifah al-Khidr, returned to his cell in Al-Bab’s jail two weeks after the northern town was wrested from ISIS by Turkish-backed rebels. Dressed in a black fleece and cap, Khidr, 23, looked at ease while outside in the courtyard, but was gripped by fear as soon as ...

Amnesty to Assad: ‘Reveal the truth about executions’

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Amnesty said that the Syrian regime had executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings

Photos: Youngest Palestinian detainee and how he spends time in prison?

Friday, 6 January 2017

Shadi Farah was accused of attempted manslaughter

UN rights official commends Saudi prison conditions

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Ben Emmerson commended Saudi prisons’ professionalism and respect of human rights

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