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New plea for Dawit Isaak release after 4,500 days

New plea for Dawit Isaak release after 4,500 days

Campaigners have issued a fresh plea to release the Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak who has been imprisoned in Eritrea since September 2001. Isaak has been locked up in an Eritrean…

Anti-Gay Bill in Nigeria, Uganda endangers LGBT refugees

Anti-Gay Bill in Nigeria, Uganda endangers LGBT refugees

One week after Nigeria enacted new anti-gay legislation, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni yesterday aired a mixed opinion on the anti-homosexuality bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament last month. He did…

Simon De Banya : Rest in Peace

Simon De Banya : Rest in Peace

Anyone who came across the activist and campaigner Simon De Banya was struck by two prominent aspects about him. Some might event say aspects that were impossible to seat side…

Counting down to the end of the death penalty

Counting down to the end of the death penalty

The start of a new year always presents an opportunity to think back on the successes and failures of the past year and to look forward to the future with…

Omar Khadr fills prison time with education

Omar Khadr fills prison time with education

In his small prison cell, Omar Khadr pored over his Grade 11 algebra last fall, tackled his first Shakespearean play — King Lear — and researched an essay on nuclear…

Wrongly convicted King County man released after 10 years in prison

Wrongly convicted King County man released after 10 years in prison

A man who spent 10 years in prison for robbery and burglary has been released after the Innocence Project Northwest persuaded King County prosecutors to re-examine the man’s conviction, which…

Why are so many mentally ill children held in prison?

Why are so many mentally ill children held in prison?

Jeremy Hunt is right to advocate the importance of work experience for politicians as well as managers in the NHS; the health secretary really should try a night in the…

China relaxes one-child policy and abolishes labor camps

China relaxes one-child policy and abolishes labor camps

President Xi Jinping announced Friday the most sweeping package of economic, social and legal reforms in China in decades, including a relaxation of the country’s “one-child” policy and the scrapping…