Category Political-Prisoners

Fourth World Radyo: Talking Papua Merdeka! With Ronny Kareni and AKRockefeller | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: Intelligent Aboriginal Radio Exclusive: TheAngryindian speaks with Papua New Guinea PNG activists Bro. Ronny Kareni Melbourne, Australia / rizeofthemorningstar.com and AKRockefeller undisclosed location/ akrockefeller,com about the state of human rights, free speech and the viability of the current independence movement in West Papua. Bro. Kareni is a grassroots organiser working with the the Freedom […]

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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou blew the whistle on Bush-era CIA torture, but now he’s in prison while those responsible for torture are protected, and even rewarded. The Bureau of Prisons recently reneged on their deal to give John 9 months in a halfway house because he was sending letters describing the terrible way he […]

Flashback: A Look Back at the Church Committee’s Investigation into CIA, FBI Misuse of Power | Democracy Now!

We take a look at one of the most famous special Senate investigations of government misconduct. In the mid-1970s, a US Senate committee chaired by Democratic Senator Frank Church of Idaho conducted a massive investigation of the CIA and FBI’s misuse of power at home and abroad. The multi-year investigation examined domestic spying, the CIA’s […]

A Debate on Torture: Legal Architect of CIA Secret Prisons, Rendition vs. Human Rights Attorney | Democracy Now!

As the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence feuds with the CIA over the declassification of its 6,000-page report on the agency’s secret detention and interrogation programs, we host a debate between former CIA acting general counsel John Rizzo and human rights attorney Scott Horton. This comes as the United Nations Human Rights Committee has criticized […]

Leonard Peltier Defense Committee: “Federal Prison is Denying Pelteir Medication” | Native News Online

“We must remind Americans that while they are pointing the finger at other nations regarding political prisoners, they have three fingers pointing back at themselves. America cannot legitimately complain about other nations while Leonard Peltier and others receive this type of inhumane treatment.”Peltier is serving a life sentence in the U.S. Penitentiary in Coleman, Florida. […]

Pacific.scoop.co.nz » 76 political prisoners behind bars, says new Papuan report

“Residents of the surrounding villages of Kamanap and Kanawa were reportedly beaten, tortured and given death threats by security forces,” says the Papuans Behind Bars report.The West Papuan Morning Star flags were confiscated by the Indonesian military.Another 11 West Papuan men, who were arrested during a police invasion on 19 May 2013 in Oksibil in […]

China issues report on U.S. human rights – People’s Daily Online

BEIJING, Feb. 28 — China published a report on the United States’ human rights record on Friday, in response to U.S. criticism and “irresponsible remarks” about China.”The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013″ was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China’s cabinet, in response to “Country Reports on Human […]

UPDATE: Kidnapped Anti-Drone Activist Kareem Khan Has Been Freed, Says He Was Tortured | Democracy Now!

After being seized in the early hours of February 5 by up to 20 men, some wearing police uniforms, anti-drone activist Karim Khan has been released in Pakistan.Khan’s brother and son were both killed in a drone strike, and he had taken legal action against the Pakistani government for their refusal to investigate their deaths. […]

Church Committee – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1975 and 1976, the Church Committee published fourteen reports on the formation of U.S. intelligence agencies, their operations, and the alleged abuses of law and of power that they had committed, together with recommendations for reform, some of which were put in place.Among the matters investigated were attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, including Patrice […]

… Construct False Chains of Evidence | Black Agenda Report

New disclosures now allow us to see online the DEA training manuals with which Drug Enforcement Administration agents are taught to coach local police departments across the country how to lie about their chains of evidence and sources, how to willfully violate the law and cover their tracks in thousands or tens of thousands of […]

In 1972, the CIA Director Relabelled “Dissidents” As “Terrorists” So He Could Continue Spying On Them … And Nothing Has Changed Washington’s Blog

Henceforth, Colby wrote in a memorandum after that meeting, the label “international terrorist” would replace “political dissident” as the target of the CIA’s illegal domestic operations. As part of this image transformation, Helms did what Hoover had done many times—and would do again in April 1971 to protect COINTELPRO when he thought it was about […]

Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults – ProPublica

The report, released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, takes data collected by correctional administrators representing all of the nation’s federal and state prisons as well as many county jails. It shows that administrators logged more than 8,000 reports of abuse to their overseers each year between 2009 and 2011, up 11 percent from […]

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