Israel has issued 50,000 administrative detention orders against Palestinians: Report

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian boy during clashes at a protest rally in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), December 15, 2017. (Photo by AP) The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs says Israel has issued some 50,000 orders for the so-called administrative detention against Palestinians since 1967, when the regime occupied Palestinian territories. The […]

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7 inmates killed after fight breaks out at South Carolina prison, the deadliest in the United States since 1993

Razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee correctional institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. (AP photo) Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 others were seriously wounded during an eight-hour-long riot in the state of South Carolina, the deadliest in the United States since 1993. The violence began on Sunday at the Lee Correctional Institution, a […]

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Detained Europe-bound asylum seekers in Libya ‘in disastrous conditions’

An African migrant is seen at the Illegal Immigration Authority center in Tripoli on August 17, 2017, ahead of being repatriated to his country of origin under a voluntary program coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (Photo by AFP) Thousands of previously Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Libyan detention centers are said to […]

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi allows ‘systematic torture’ in jails: Human Rights Watch

The file photo shows people in a defendants’ cage during a hearing in Egypt. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has permitted “systematic” torture in detention centers, a practice likely amounting to a crime against humanity. In a 63-page report released on Wednesday, the New York-based rights group said the Interior Ministry had […]

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