Category - detention

  • May 8, 2017

    New evidence has emerged of dangerously substandard medical care in US immigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use, Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinemen, a group seeking to end immigration detention, said in a report released today.

  • March 28, 2017

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and all peaceful protesters detained after the mass anti-corruptiondemonstrations across the country on 26 March must be released immediately, said Amnesty International, after Mr Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

  • March 21, 2017

    A ‘prison like' immigration removal centre  has been criticised by the Chief Inspector of Prisons for detaining too many people for too long.

  • December 7, 2016

    In a statement following Israeli authorities’ detention, interrogation and deportation of the World Council of Churches Associate General Secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri upon arrival in Tel Aviv, the WCC ”deeply regrets the Israeli antagonism against the WCC’s initiatives for peace with justice for both Palestinians and Israelis.”

  • August 11, 2016

    The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the past six months, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being "spies" who seek the "overthrow" of the government, says Amnesty International.

  • August 9, 2016

    The civil and human rights organisation Liberty has written to the Home Office condemning unprecedented new guidance that would allow detainees at immigration removal centres to be placed in solitary confinement for being ‘stubborn’.

  • January 8, 2015

    An Anglican bishop is among those backing a call on all prospective MPs to pledge a time limit on the detention of migrants.

  • September 30, 2014

    A new report claims children in trouble with the law are being put on electronic tags, given curfews, then sent back to prison because of failures in the system meant to support them.

  • August 19, 2013

    A relative of a Guardian newspaper employee detained yesterday (18 August) while in transit at Heathrow is "clearly a victim of unwarranted revenge tactics".

  • July 18, 2013

    An Amnesty International briefing on the situation in Egypt says hundreds of supporters of former president Morsi have been arrested and denied their legal rights.