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A young British student who was tortured into signing a ‘confession’ has been jailed for nine years in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), says the legal charity Reprieve.
A new report by the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows the system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation.
The mass sentencing of 55 people at a stadium in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is a charade which will only exacerbate tensions in the region, says Amnesty.
It has been announced that a full evidentiary hearing which could prove his innocence after 27 years in a Florida prison will be held in November for British citizen Krishna Maharaj.
The government has been challenged to explain its support for a Kenyan investigation resulting in a death sentence based on flawed evidence and a ‘confession’ extracted under torture.
Faith leaders in the UK have called for the death sentence on a Christian woman in Sudan to be dropped.
Allegations that a mentally ill prisoner in Florida was tortured to death, followed by a cover-up, have focused attention on the US prison system. Inmates and staff at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami have claimed that abuse was common.
A British businessman sentenced to death by a Florida court in 1987 will today (23 May) submit new evidence ahead of a full evidentiary hearing that could prove his innocence.
A new report from the TUC reveals the scale of private sector involvement in the UK prison and probation service,the majority of contracts being held by just three companies.
Amnesty is urging the Israeli authorities to lift the travel ban on nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu so he can attend UK events on the protection of whistleblowers.