Category Political-Prisoners

Letter of Response to the Supreme Court regarding the detention on remand of Julian Assange – Aklagarmyndigheten

The Prosecutor-General is of the opinion that Julian Assange should continue to be detained in his absence, however would endorse the Supreme Court’s adjudication on the question. Given the fact that Julian Assange has appealed the detention on remand from the Svea Court of Appeal, the Prosecutor-General, on request, has submitted a letter of response […]

US soldier admits killing family after raping girl | World news | The Guardian

The murders took place on March 12 in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Prosecutors allege that five soldiers stationed at a checkpoint there raped the girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, then burned her body to hide the evidence, and killed her father, mother and six-year-old sister.The alleged ringleader, Private Steven Green, was discharged from the […]

Portland man: I was tortured in UAE for refusing to become an FBI informant | US news | The Guardian

“I don’t think they knew who I was. I think they thought I was just some rich guy who’d come on a private jet. A rapper or someone,” said Fikre. The 36-year-old Eritrean-born American was finally back in Portland at the end of a five-year odyssey that began with a simple business trip but landed […]

Phil Africa of MOVE dies under suspicious circumstances in Pennsylvania prison

Phil took his commitment and work as a revolutionary very seriously, but was often smiling, laughing and giving people hugs and encouragement. He was a warm father figure to many in the prison, where he taught inmates how to box, to think, and how to get stronger. Despite having two of his children murdered by […]

The Lawyer Who Represented Terrorists Heads to Prison, as Unapologetic as Ever | Village Voice

“I’m busier than ever,” he says, and with the wave of a hand proceeds to tick off a list. “I’m in the final draft of an appeal on U.S. v. Amina Ali, which is due August 23. I’m preparing for a trial on a significant drug-and-gun conspiracy in the Northern District of New York sometime […]

Solitary Watch | News from a Nation in Lockdown

The 500 beds will be in 416 cells, 84 of which are double bunked. A few are accessible to inmates with disabilities. It will be staffed round the clock by 115 correctional officers, [ADC Director Charles] Ryan said. . . An elevated observation deck, with an electronic touch screen to open and close cell doors, […]

CIA torture report: Former Agency chiefs criticise ‘partisan attack’ on the agency – Americas – World – The Independent

George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden jointly challenged the main findings – that the CIA lied about the extent of the torture, which included waterboarding, wall slamming and “rectal feeding” of prisoners, and that the interrogations yielded no useful intelligence. “The committee has given us … a one-sided study marred by errors of fact […]

While FBI Finds Police Killings on the Rise, Real Number of Killings Remains Uknown | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects data voluntarily submitted by police departments, looked only at killings which police considered “justifiable homicide,” defined by the bureau as “the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.” There were 461 justifiable homicides reported last year, up from 426 in […]

Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades – The Washington Post

The findings troubled the bureau, and it stopped the review of convictions last August. Case reviews resumed this month at the order of the Justice Department, the officials said.U.S. officials began the inquiry after The Washington Post reported two years ago that flawed forensic evidence involving microscopic hair matches might have led to the convictions […]

MoveOn Petitions – Pardon Jamil Al-Amin H. Rap Brown

Pardon Imam Jamil Al-Amin H. Rap Brow illegally removed from the Georgia State prison system to the super-max prison in Colorado under 23 hour a day lock down subjected to unheard of conditions for more than 13 years now. One of our dedicated social and moral defenders of the people. harasses, falsely accused, improperly tried […]

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com

Launched in 2008 – the year of the global banking crisis – the DoD ‘Minerva Research Initiative’ partners with universities “to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US.”Among the projects awarded for the period 2014-2017 is a Cornell […]

San Francisco Bay View » ‘COINTELPRO 101’: an interview wit’ filmmaker Claude Marks

“COINTELPRO 101” is a recently released documentary that takes a long hard look at the deeds of the U.S. government under the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program. We are featuring this interview because it was the government’s program to crush resistance that led to the deportation of Marcus Garvey, the assassinations of Malcolm X, George Jackson, […]

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