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Questionable Convictions
All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most…

Soul-searching as Japan ends a man’s decades on death row

Soul-searching as Japan ends a man’s decades on death row

Iwao Hakamada was a wiry former boxer in his 30s when he was thrown in jail for the killing of a family of four that shocked 1960s Japan.…

Custody Deaths & Abuse

Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’

Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against…

Mark Duggan’s mum wins right to appeal inquest verdict

Mark Duggan’s mum wins right to appeal inquest verdict

Pamela Duggan, the mother of police shooting victim Mark, whose death sparked rioting across the…

Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death

Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death

An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed…

Armed officers to start wearing video cameras

Armed officers to start wearing video cameras

The Metropolitan Police will be piloting a scheme which will see armed officers wearing cameras…

Breaking News & Digests

‘Never ever, never ever give up’

‘Never ever, never ever give up’

A reflection on deaths that took place on 15 April 1989 and the state’s response: As a teenager I watched the Hillsborough tragedy unfold on the telly. It was…

Finucane inquiry refusal to be reviewed

Finucane inquiry refusal to be reviewed

A Northern Ireland High Court challenge to the British government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane will be heard in December.…

Prisons are failing to protect vulnerable children

Prisons are failing to protect vulnerable children

Who protected Jake Hardy, a highly vulnerable 17 year-old suffering from ADHD and dyslexia and needing mental health support? Certainly not those prison officers at Hindley Young Offenders…

Appeals, Petitions

Petition : No Children’s Super-Prison

Petition : No Children’s Super-Prison

Branded a 'secure college', the government is planning to build one of the largest children's prisons in Europe. At a cost…

Civil Protest

One year after police killing: ‘Justice for Kimani Gray’

Close to 200 people participated in a March 9 vigil, march and rally in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y., to commemorate the one-year anniversary of…

Human Rights

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The majority of Afghans welcomed the overthrow of the fundamentalist Taliban in 2001. Latifa Ahmady, director of the Organisation for Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities (OPAWC), was one…

Race & Society

‘Never ever, never ever give up’

A reflection on deaths that took place on 15 April 1989 and the state’s response: As a teenager I watched the Hillsborough tragedy unfold on the telly. It…

Prison Deaths

Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death

An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by…

Research & Reports

Police fail domestic abuse victims, says official report

Thousands of people are at risk of harm or even murder because of widespread police failure in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse, a report says.…

Refugees & Asylum

Another preventable death in immigration detention

On Sunday 30 March, Christine Case a 40-year-old Jamaican woman died at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre near Bedford. According to reports in the press, Christine Case…

Print & Film

Events : Screenings of Riots Reframed

Riots Reframed was catapulted into the public arena in 2013 with a spectacular launch night and a remarkable series of screenings, hosted locally, nationally and internationally. From…

What's On Events

Exposing the Invisible : Film Screenings

The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale.…

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