Political Prisoners/Prisoners of Conscience

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Abu-Jamal, Mumia: Connexipedia Article
Article
An African-American activist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. His conviction was based on dubious evidence and dubious legal proceedings. ...
Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures: Against The Current vol. 134
Marie, P.
Article
2008
I recently returned from a little-publicized “political hotbed” ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation commu...
America's Own Political Prisoners: From Mandela to Oscar López Rivera
Kurshan, Nancy
Article
2013
Nelson Mandela's death has elicited a predictable outpouring of accolades. Glowing praise is now coming from American politicians as disparate as Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. But this praise comes ...
Amnesty International Action Campaign focusses on Malyasian Prsioner Assigned to Toronto Group
Article
1979
This news release is background information of Amnesty International's (AI) "Malaysia Mission Report." The concern of AI is the release of political prisoners in Malaysia.
Amnesty International Letter-Writing Guide and Handbook
Book
1977
A handbook on how to write letters for Amnesty International.
The Arrest and Detention of Amer Jubran: This is Not News
Cohen, Noah
Article
2014
Amer Jubran might sit indefinitely in detention without charges. Or he may be brought up at any time and charged with “terrorism” before the State Security Court, a rubber stamp court. If so, his lawy...
Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti
Guthrie, Woody
Audio
1946
An album of songs written and recorded by Woody Guthrie about the notorious case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and anarchists in the 1920s who were charged and eventually executed afte...
Briefe aus dem Gefangnis
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1946
Burma: Ripe for change: New Internationalist May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at Burma's attempts to speak out against political injustice.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
The CIA's Memory Prison: A Perverse Logic
Sottile, J.P.
Article
2013
The U.S. government has ruled that the prisoners kidnapped and tortured by the U.S. cannot talk about their experiences because those experiences are the property of the U.S. government, which has cla...
The Cuban Five--Injustice Prolonged: Against The Current vol. 141
The Editors
Article
2009
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the final appeal of the “Cuban Five,” who were convicted in 2001 and are serving prison terms ranging from 15 years to life for “espionage conspiracy” and ac...
Cuba's Prisoner Release: Surprise! Mainstream Media Omits Context and Key Facts
Landau, Saul; Valdes, Nelson P.
Article
2010
Double standards and hypocrisy abound in American media coverage of Cuba's recent prisoner release. For example, the U.S. government holds more political prisoners on Cuban soil than the Cuban governm...
Day of Mourning Statement From Leonard Peltier
Peltier, Leonard
Article
2013
It is yet another year. It seems like a thousand years ago but only a year in time in reality from the last time I dictated one of these statement for the day of mourning so, again, I want to say as l...
Eugene V. Debs Internet Archive
Debs, Eugene
Article
Writings of Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926).
Defender of the Movement: Albert Goldman for the Defense
Article
2011
A profile of the radical lawyer.
The English Government and the Fenian Prisoners
Marx, Karl
Article
1870
On the treatment of Fenian prisoners.
The Fight for Leonard Peltier
Perry, Hayden
Article
1999
LEONARD PELTIER, A Native American class-war prisoner, has served twenty-three years in federal prisons for a crime he did not commit—and authorities admit they do not know who did it.
41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
Peltier, Leonard
Article
2016
Leonard Peltier writes about his own case and about the 500 years of violence and injustice directed at indigenous peoples.
14 Years of Injustice : Time to Free the Cuban Five
Landau, Saul
Article
2012
Five Cubans fighting terrorism in south Florida have served 14 years of prison, more than enough time for the US public to learn from its media about the horrific injustice done by the US government t...
Free Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Now!
Warschawski, Michael
Article
2009
In a sense, Bilin is the Soweto, the Derry and the Chiapas of the beginning of the 21st century, with two specificities: it is a civic non-violent mobilization and it is based on a strong alliance bet...
Free the Cuban Five!: Against The Current vol. 112
Smith, Michael Steven
Article
2004
Political times have emblematic cases. The ongoing Mumia case, Lynne Stewart’s current prosecution, and the two cases involving the U.S. and Cuban governments illuminate the reality of today’s politic...
A Freed Political Prisoner Looks Ahead: Against The Current vol. 82
Citkowski, Emily
Article
1999
Emily Citkowski interviews Dita Sari. In a surprise move by the Indonesian government, jailed labor leader Dita Indah Sari was released from Tengerang prison Monday, July 5th. Dita was jailed in May ...
Gaza Peace Protester Is Prisoner In Own Home
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Nine months after he helped to organise protests against Israel's attack on Gaza, Samih Jabareen is a prisoner in his home in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, an electronic bracelet around his ankle to alert the...
God's Spies: Stories in Defiance of Oppression
Manguel, Alberto (ed.)
Book
1999
Short stories on the theme of resistance to oppression.
The Great Strike at UNAM: Against The Current vol. 88
Castillo, Christian
Article
2000
The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 19...
Guantanamo North: Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada
Diab, Robert
Book
2008
After September 11, 2001, Canadian governments made significant changes to the law so that non-citizens with suspected links to terrorism could be held indefinitely with no due process. The Courts hel...
The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker
Jundi, Sami al; Marlowe, Jen
Book
2011
Traces al Jundi's evolution from Palestinian militant to prisoner to peacemaker.
How Israel Stacks the Legal Deck: Court System Provides Little Justice for Palestinians
Bisharat, George
Article
2012
To Palestinians, Israeli military courts are sites of repression, not houses of justice. Palestinian defendants facing trial in 2010 were found guilty in 99.74% cases.
The Humiliation of Bradley Manning: Kangaroos Missing
McGovern, Ray
Article
2012
It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel...
Hypocrisy over Cuba's 'political prisoners'
Anderson, Tim
Article
2009
Political prisoners and Cuba can be a confusing mix, in our time of mass propaganda. Three groups have attracted international attention over the past decade.
I Am Barack Obama's Political Prisoner Now: The Denial of My Parole
Peltier, Leonard
Article
2009
Given the complexion of the three recent federal parolees, it might seem that my greatest crime was being Indian. But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence.
Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion
James, Joy (ed.)
Book
2003
Anthology of writings by imprisoned intellectuals.
Incarcerated Inside Israel: Palestinians Tortured and Isolated
Peebles, Graham
Article
2012
Detention without trial, the presumption of guilt, denial of family visits, solitary confinement, torture, violent interrogation, and denial of access to appropriate health care, such is the Israeli j...
Israeli Doctors Collude in Torture
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Israeli human rights groups charge that Israel's watchdog body on medical ethics has failed to investigate evidence that doctors working in detention facilities are turning a blind eye to cases of tor...
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
The Jericho `98 March: Amnesty and Freedom for All Political Prisoners
Bloom, Steve
Article
1998
Pushing for justice and freedom for political prisoners in the United States.
Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times: Rejecting the Offer of Evidence of US War Crimes
Lindorff, David
Article
2013
Wikileaks source Bradley Manning is evidence that the USA’s two leading news organizations, the Washington Post and the New York Times, are not willing to report critically of the government.
Kengir uprising: Connexipedia Article
Article
A prisoner uprising that took place in the Soviet prison labor camp Kengir in May and June 1954.
A Left Voice in Pakistan: Against The Current vol. 131
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2007
Following the October 18 attack on the massive procession into Karachi welcoming Benazir Bhutto back from an eight-year exile, Farooq Tariq, General Secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, expressed h...
Leonard Peltier: 'My Last Hope for Freedom'
Peltier, Leonard
Article
2016
Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner and Native freedom fighter who has been unjustly incacerated for 40 years. The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is ramping up efforts for Peltier...
The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza)
Book
1990
Blending a passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. In this comp...
Live From Death Row
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Book
1995
A collection of prison writing by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a police officer after a dubious trial.
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journal with Mumia Abu-Jamal
Film/Video
2012
The life and situation of Mumia Abu Jamal.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 21: Marx and Engels 1867 - 1870
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Materials related to the International Workingmen's Association.
Memoirs from the Women's Prison
Saadawi, Nawal el
Book
1994
Nawal El Saadawi was imprisoned in 1981 by Anwar Sadat for alleged "crimes against the State." She offers both firsthand witness to women's resistance to state violence and insights into the formation...
Men in Prison
Serge, Victor
Book
1931
Victor Serge's novel based on his own experiences as a politcal prisoner.
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
Article
2010
Khatib's arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bilin to be arrested on sus...
Much Has Been Said...
Finkel, David
Article
2014
In the wake of Nelson Mandela, Finkel brings attention to contemporary political activists being imprisoned by their governments.
Mumia Abu-Jamal and Jeremy Hammond; Political Prisoners In The Sacrifice Zone Of Empire
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2014
Recently, two cases concerning the constitutional rights of people in prison came to public light. They involve two U.S. political prisoners: Mumia Abu-Jamal who is serving a life sentence at a facili...
Nelson Mandela's Long Walk
Desai, Ashwin
Article
2014
A look at Nelson Mandela's book, "Long Walk to Freedom" in the context of the apartheid regime in South Africa in the 1980s.
1976 Prisoner of Conscience Week Booklet
Article
1976
A list of 14 prisoners on conscience. Chosen for Prisoner of Conscience Week.
Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Struggle for Puerto Rican Independence: An Indomitable Spirit of Resistance
Borrero Carlos
Article
2013
Oscar López Rivera has served 32 years in the dungeons of imperialism for the crime of fighting for the independence of Puerto Rico as a member of the Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN). The ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Pankhurst, Emmeline: Connexipedia Article
Article
English women's suffrage movement leader. (1858-1928).
Peltier, Leonard: Connexipedia Article
Article
American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. (Born 1944).
The Persecution of Pvt. Bradley Manning: A Sick Game
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2011
The torture and prolonged confinement without trial of Pvt. Manning are the tactics of a totalitarian state. They are exactly what is done in countries like China, Iran, and Burma.
Petition for the Immediate Release of all Prisoners of Conscience: 1977: Prisoners of Conscience Year
Article
1977
During 1977, Amnesty International is attempting to bring the situation of prisoners of conscience into stronger international focus. As part of this effort they are circulating a petition for which t...
Political Prisoners in the Sacrifice Zone of Empire: Mumia Abu-Jamal and Jeremy Hammond
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2014
Recently, two cases concerning the constitutional rights of people in prison came to public light. They involve two U.S. political prisoners: Mumia Abu-Jamal who is serving a life sentence at a facili...
Predicting Torture: The PATRIOT Act, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange
Van Bergen, Jennifer
Article
2010
Bradley Manning is charged with leaking classified documents to Wikileaks and faces a court martial. The conditions of his confinement are extreme, and amount to torture.
Prison Journals of a Priest revolutionary
Berrigan, Philip
Book
1970
A collection of interviews, meditations and reflections on the current American prison system from the perspectives of past and current inmates. Berrigan, a political prisoner in Connecticut, shares t...
Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
Timerman, Jacobo
Book
1991
The story of Timmerman's 30 months as a political prisoner under the Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s.
Prisoners of the War on Terror: Time to Give up "Hope" and Think About Active Change
Bello, Judy
Article
2013
Status of prisoners of war in Guantanamo.
The Prosecution and Persecution of Bradley Manning: Setting An Example
ROHRICHT,ALYSSA
Article
2013
The desire to strip Manning of careful intent has been a tactic of the government that is prosecuting him and the mainstream media who parrot their propaganda from the start.
Psychologists' Collusion in Ongoing Illegal Detentions: The Status Quo of Torture
Bond, Turdy; Eidelson, Roy; Olson, Brad; Soldz, Stephen
Article
2012
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
Evans, Kate; Buhle, Paul
Book
2015
A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beaut...
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
Book
1972
A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
Waters, Mary Alice
Book
A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
Silvia Baraldini Wins Return Home: Against The Current vol. 81
Marotti, Maria Ornella
Article
1999
On June 11 the U.S. government agreed to a longstanding Italian request to allow political prisoner Silvia Baraldini to serve the rest of her term in her native country. The move, announced by U.S. Am...
The Sixteenth Puerto Rican Political Prisoner: The Case of José Solís: Against The Current vol. 81
Ruiz, Carmelo
Article
1999
On Friday, March 12, 1999, a new name was added to the list of fifteen Puerto Rican political prisoners currently held in American jails: José Solís Jordán. That day, a federal jury in Chicago found S...
The Smile of Policeman Agadi
al-Ahmed, Abdel Rahman
Article
2002
An account of the abuse of Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison system.
The Socialist Register 1979: Volume 16: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
A series of essays on the state of the global economy.
Sofri, Adriano: Connexipedia Article
Article
Italian radical intellectual, a journalist and a writer. (Born 1942).
A Travesty of Justice: Why Peltier Remains in Prison: Against The Current vol. 85
Breseé, Jack
Article
2000
“It's 1999. Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?” These words were on the huge banner behind the speakers' table for last summer's gathering of forces at Haskell Indian Nations College & Institute...
Trial of Leonard Peletier
Jim Messerschmidt
Book
1990
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
An Update on Indonesian Political Prisoners
Citkowski, Emily
Article
1998
AS INDONESIAN POLITICAL prisoners are released, evidence continues to surface that the United States CIA knew about the "disappearances" and tortures. In response to the mass protests that forced Suha...
Vorkuta uprising: Connexipedia Article
Article
A major uprising of the concentration camp inmates in Vorkuta, Russia in July-August 1953.
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
Article
2009
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
The Whistleblower's Tale: How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison? : Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America's Most Famous Political Prisoner
Bollinger, Michelle
Article
2009
Leonard Pletier is a political prisoner who has spent more than 33 years in U.S. prisons for a crime he didn't commit.
Writers in Prison
Davies, Ioan
Book
1990
An analysis of the work of imprisoned writers.
Yemenis Have Moms Too: Michelle Obama, Open Your Heart
Evans, Jodie ;Davis, Charles
Article
2013
Abdurahman al-Shubati disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. Join us in calling on Michelle Obama to open her...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

4Strugglemag
Views, thoughts and analysis from the hearts and minds of North American political prisoners and friends. 4strugglemag is a joint project between anti-imperialist political prisoner, Jaan Laaman, and...
ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
A Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center offers support to Palestinian...
Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
Anarchist Black Cross
The ABC is an international organization formed to support political prisoners.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Working to promote freedom of expression. CCPJ's main project is the IFEX Clearing House which operates an Action Alert Network and disseminates information on freedom of the press to organizations an...
Justice for Lynne Stewart!
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed - a constant advocate for the countless many deprived in the United States of their freedom and their rights....
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
The Cuban Five are five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being wrongly convicted in U.S. federal court in Miami, on June 8, 2001.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a network of organizers and activists, based in North America, working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom...

Sources Library

Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
China Deprives Uyghur Prisoner Right to Legal Counsel
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned that undue political pressure has been applied to a defence lawyer to make her withdraw from defending a Uyghur scholar accused of separa...
China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry Visit
2014
Chinese Authorities placed Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, under house arrest on July 9 during US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China.
Concern about blogger's condition after second flogging postponed
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the Saudi authorities have postponed blogger Raif Badawiâ's second session of 50 lashes on medical grounds but is very concerned about his health and urges t...
CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences for Journalists in Egypt
2014
CPJ talk about its opinions on the sentencing of 3 journalists to long prison sentences in Egypt on terrorism-related charges.
Editor of Chinese website, missing for a month, arrested on anti-state charges
Comittee to Protect Journalists
2015
An editor and secretary-general of a human rights group in China has been was abducted and charged with "inciting subversion of state power" by the Chinese government. The chinese government is infamo...
Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars
Endalk
2015
Five members of Ethiopia's Zone9 blogging collective expect to learn their fate this Wednesday, August 19, 2015, when a panel of three judges will meet at Addis Ababa's Lideta High Court to rule on wh...
Guantánamo Diary
Ould Slahi, Mohamedou
2015
Slahi's diary recounting his life as a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Hunger strike threatens health of Palestinian journalist in Israeli jail
Sources News Release
2016
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' syndicate (PJS) are deeply concerned over the health of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger...
IFJ Accuses Iran over Massive Attack on Media and Journalists
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists warned that a massive attack on independent media in Iran which has seen the jailing of journalists and a continuing crackdown on free expression reveals th...
IFJ and INSI Join Global Call for Release of Journalists in Gambia
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International News Safety Institute (IFJ) call for the urgent release of jailed journalists in Gambia, adding their voices to growing global p...
IFJ and FAJ demand release of journalist and lawyer jailed in Swaziland
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists and its African group, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), have together asked the release of Bheki Makhubu, editor of The Nation-Swaziland, and hi...
International rights groups call for release of seriously ill Chinese journalist Gao Yu
2015
Fifteen human rights and press freedom organizations are urging Chinese President Xi Jinping to immediately release seriously ill journalist Gao Yu from prison. In a letter, the organizations also cal...
IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish released from prison
2015
Renowned Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish, the International Press Institute's 2015 World Press Freedom Hero, has been freed after spending nearly three-and-a-half years behind bars on spurious terrori...
Iran must stop denying medical care to imprisoned journalists
Sources News Release
2016
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the appalling conditions in which journalists are detained in Iran and calls on the authorities to stop denying them medical attention.
Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists
Sources News Release
2015
In the wake of Iran's historic agreement with the United States on its nuclear programme, Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hassan Rouhani to keep another promise - the immediate release o...
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Manning verdict blow for investigative journalism and its sources
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders regards today's verdict in U.S. Army private Bradley Manning's trial as dangerous. Although acquitted of "aiding the enemy," he was found guilty of five counts of espionage a...
Participants at IFEX General Meeting demand action
Sources News Release
2009
Free expression advocates from around the world gathered this week in Oslo, Norway for the General Meeting (GM) of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX).
Professor Homa Hoodfar -- detained in Iran
Sources News Release
2016
On the arrest in Iran of renowned anthropologist and Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar.
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom
Sources News Release
2015
Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today, May 2, 2015. He has never...
Six Eritrean journalists released after nearly six years in prison
Sources News Release
2015
Six Eritrean journalists (Bereket Misghina, Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu and Basilios Zemo of Radio Bana, Meles Negusse Kiflu), who had been held since a wave of arrests in February 2009, were released ...
Swazi writers still in jail a year later
Sources News Release
2015
A year has passed since the respected journalist Bheki Makhubu was jailed in Africa's last absolute monarchy. Reporters Without Borders is appalled by his unjustified two-year prison sentence for cont...
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
2013
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.
Tunisian journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks
Sources News Release
2010
Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region o...
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
Well-known Azerbaijan journalist gets five years on absurd charge
Sources News Release
2015
The latest victim of the crackdown that the authorities began last summer is the well-known journalist Seymour Khazi, who was sentenced to five years in prison on a trumped-up charge of aggravated hoo...
WiPC issues a call for solidarity for persecuted writers
Sources News Release
2009
To mark the Day of the Imprisoned Writer (DoIW) on 15 November, the Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN (WiPC) is highlighting the cases of imprisoned writers and honouring those who have...

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