Posts Tagged ‘Prisoners’

Truth11

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stephen Lendman, Contributor
Activist Post

FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation proscribes it.

January 11, 2013 marks Guantanamo’s 11th anniversary. More on that below.

On January 11, 2002, its first 20 prisoners arrived. It’s one of many US torture prisons globally.

Most held there are innocent victims. They’re not terrorists. They’re lawlessly detained. Many remained for years uncharged and untried. Fundamental rights are denied.

Seton Hall University Law Professor Mark Denebeaux analyzed unclassified government data. He got them through FOIA requests.

They revealed what’s vital to know. The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees weren’t accused of hostile acts. Afghan bounty hunters seized around 95% of them. They sold them to US forces for $5,000 per claimed Taliban and $25,000 for alleged Al Qaeda members. Evidence of criminality wasn’t sought. Washington wanted prisoners. It still does. Innocence or guilt didn’t matter. It still doesn’t.

What…

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Silver Lining

Press TV

Bahraini people have staged protest rallies across the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom in a show of solidarity with female political prisoners.

On Monday night, Bahraini protesters took to the streets in more than 21 districts across the country, and condemned the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on peaceful protests.

Shouting slogans in support of political prisoners, they demanded an immediate and unconditional release of women protesters held in jail, including senior human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja.

They also condemned Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women for its silence for the continued detention of female activists and the violation of their rights.

The demonstrators blocked main streets by burning tires and called for unity among the Bahraini nation. Our might lies in our solidarity, they chanted.

Bahraini security forces rushed to disperse the protests by firing teargas, rubber bullets and birdshot pellets at the demonstrators.

The Saudi-backed regime forces also attacked…

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Silver Lining

Palestinian prisoners tortured by permission of the Israeli judiciary

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Human rights organizations criticized the Israeli Supreme Court’s refusal to investigate the guards who practiced torture against Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons.

The Israeli Committee against Torture stated that it presented a petition along with other Palestinian activists to the Israeli court where they confirmed torture and other ill-treatment of Palestinians.

The petition coincided with the publication of a report by the Hebrew site Walla that revealed Israeli failure to effectively investigate complaints submitted on torture and ill treatment.

Around 598 complaints of alleged torture or ill-treatment during interrogation between 2001 and 2008 have been ignored.

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IOA escalates aggression on confiscated lands in Yatta

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has recently escalated its arbitrary and aggressive measures against the eastern regions in Yatta town south of Al-Khalil.

Local sources recalled that Israeli…

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