Prisons

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Human Rights Commission ‘deeply concerned’ over state of New Zealand’s prisons
Vacant positions mean that some prisoners spend 23 hours a day locked in their cells while others face months-long delays to parole hearings

Eva Corlett in Wellington

18, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Under the shadow of death: prisoners who escaped execution in Iran
A random encounter led a photographer to document murderers once on Iran’s death row, where inmates can be reprieved, often at the gallows, but only if they can pay blood money

Ramita Navai. Photographs by Enayat Asadi

10, Nov, 2022 @12:47 PM

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Bahraini death row prisoner pleads with pope to aid his release
Exclusive: Mohammed Ramadhan, who alleges he was tortured into confessing to deadly bombing, urges pontiff to act on visit to Gulf state

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

03, Nov, 2022 @11:44 AM

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‘From my cell I could see people being tortured’: Sanaa Seif on fleeing Egypt – and fighting to free her brother
Since becoming swept up in the revolution of 2011, the British-Egyptian dissident has been imprisoned three times. Now in London, she is campaigning for the release of her brother, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, one of the country’s most high-profile political prisoners

Michael Segalov

17, Oct, 2022 @9:29 AM

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Inside tracks: the recording studio offering musical escape in a Cameroon prison
As Jail Time Records releases its fifth single, imprisoned and recently released artists describe how making music has changed their lives

Alice McCool

24, May, 2022 @11:01 AM

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Hundreds of children detained by the Myanmar military, minister says
Whereabouts of children taken by the military since the 2021 coup are mostly unknown, according to Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe

Elizabeth Jangma and Rebecca Ratcliffe south-east Asia correspondent

22, Mar, 2022 @4:00 AM

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‘We’ll kill you’: Uyghur exile who fled to Arctic Circle still fears reach of Chinese state
For asylum seekers, Norway is a sanctuary but even in remote towns, Muslim refugees say they face surveillance and threats

Isobel Cockerell for Coda Story in Kirkenes, Norway

15, Mar, 2022 @1:15 PM

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‘I’m free at last’: Uganda’s rudest poet on prison, protest and finding a new voice in Germany
Stella Nyanzi talks about challenging Uganda’s President Museveni from her new home and why she had to leave the land she loves

Lizzy Davies

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘We’re next’: Prisoner’s secret filming appears to show torture in Cairo police station
Human rights groups claim the violent abuse of detainees is widespread in Egypt and perpetrators are seldom punished

Ruth Michaelson

24, Jan, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Women in prison falling through gaps in feminist funding, report finds
Foundations shy away from supporting those with ‘complicated’ narratives, says head of Women Beyond Walls, resulting in a funding crisis

Lizzy Davies

09, Dec, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Refugees forced to claim asylum in ‘jail-like’ camps as Greece tightens system
Aid agencies fear plans to scrap applications via Skype are an attempt to control and contain rather than help asylum seekers

Helena Smith in Athens

01, Dec, 2021 @1:21 PM

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‘Stuck in limbo’: endless wait for justice for those in Nigeria’s prisons
With nearly 50,000 incarcerated on remand, many face years in jail awaiting trial, often on charges for minor offences

Ope Adetayo in Lagos and Emmanuel Akinwotu

28, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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