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Ethiopia to free opposition leader and hundreds of others
Ethiopia to free opposition leader and hundreds of others
Ethiopia's government announced Monday it would release hundreds of people awaiting trial including imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina and...
Prisons go non-racial – and censorship eases
Prisons go non-racial – and censorship eases
And the South African Prisons Service has allowed African National Congress prisoners to receive ANC and South African Communist Party publications...
Island doors may swing open soon
Island doors may swing open soon
Prison doors on Robben Island are expected to swing open, releasing 300 political prisoners within days, lawyers believe. The agreement reached by...
Desmond Tutu supports call for the release of Palestinian prisoners
Desmond Tutu supports call for the release of Palestinian prisoners
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Sunday threw his support behind the campaign calling for the release of imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan...
Palestinians take hope from Island
Palestinians take hope from Island
The wife of Marwan Barghouthi, a prominent ­Palestinian political ­figure, says she is hopeful that an international campaign calling for...
Burma may free more political prisoners soon
Burma may free more political prisoners soon
Burma may soon release hundreds more political detainees, a senior government official said on Wednesday, a week after about 200 dissidents were...
India offers large loan and praise for Burma reforms
India offers large loan and praise for Burma reforms
India promised Burma a $500-million credit line to improve infrastructure on Friday and praised steps towards democracy by its reclusive neighbour,...
Burma releases several political prisoners
Burma releases several political prisoners
Burma freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6 300 convicts on Wednesday in its latest liberalising move,...
Cuba indicates it will free all its political prisoners
Cuba indicates it will free all its political prisoners
Cuba has signalled that it will free all its political prisoners and let them stay on the island in a bold attempt to repair Havana's ties with the...
Locked in Burma
Locked in Burma
It is hard to imagine what life must be like for Aung San Suu Kyi, locked up inside her Rangoon home, separated from her children, denied visitors,...
Laying down the law
Laying down the law
Before his show trial in Hungary in 1948, Robert Vogeler spent three months in a cell sleeping on a board that hovered just above two inches of...

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