Israel and Syria conclude Russia-mediated prisoners swap

Israeli woman freed by Syria while Israel returned two shepherds to the Syria-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Syria released an Israeli woman after Israel returned two shepherds to the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights amid a Russian-mediated prisoner swap. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, had crossed the border into Syria […]

Myanmar’s military grants amnesty to more than 23,000 prisoners

Sentences of 23,314 Myanmar prisoners and 55 foreign prisoners are remitted as mass protests against the coup continue. Myanmar on Friday granted amnesty to more than 23,000 prisoners and the coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing called on people to “join hands” with the military for democracy – but despite that thousands of people […]

Egypt incarcerating prisoners in inhumane conditions: Amnesty

Rights group says thousands held for years in overcrowded prisons with abysmal conditions; given unhealthy food. Amnesty International decried Egyptian prison conditions on Monday, 10 years after the Arab Spring revolution began in the country. Thousands continue to be held for months or years under often inhumane conditions in overcrowded prisons, according to a report […]

Afghan VP pushes for execution of Taliban prisoners

Author:  article author:  Sayed Salahuddin Tue, 2021-01-19 00:57 KABUL: Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Monday demanded the execution of Taliban prisoners as violence surges in the country in spite of US-sponsored talks between the government and the militants. Under mounting US pressure and following months of delay, Kabul released last summer thousands of Taliban […]

Israel to start vaccinating prisoners, including Palestinians

Announcement by prison authorities comes as Israel faces renewed calls to provide vaccinations for millions of Palestinians in occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israel Prison Service has said it will begin vaccinating all imprisoned people against COVID-19, including Palestinians, following calls from rights groups, Palestinian officials and Israel’s attorney general. Israel has given […]

Iran swaps Kylie Moore-Gilbert with three prisoners held abroad

Iranian state broadcaster shows images of Moore-Gilbert entering a van and of three released Iranians being welcomed home. Tehran, Iran – Iran has swapped jailed British Australian academic Kylie-Moore Gilbert with three unnamed Iranians held abroad, according to state media. Footage released by state broadcaster IRIB on Wednesday showed Moore-Gilbert, who had been imprisoned for […]

US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Letter urges Egyptian president to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. More than 50 United States politicians are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. In a letter released on Monday, 55 congressional Democrats (and one independent) urged el-Sisi to release those “unjustly detained […]