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[Video]Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"
[Video]Pollsmoor Remand: "They treated us like animals"
Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.
Pakistan grants paraplegic man stay of execution
Pakistan grants paraplegic man stay of execution
Plans to execute a disabled man at dawn on Wednesday morning this week were stayed with hours to go by the government of Pakistan, according...
Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice
Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice
British security firm G4S, which runs Bloemfontein’s Mangaung prison, has denied lawyers access to a prisoner who claims to have been shot in the...
Pollsmoor prisoners treated 'worse than animals'
Pollsmoor prisoners treated 'worse than animals'
It is 7am. The waiting area for family members hoping to visit their loved ones detained in the remand section of Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison...
Still no progress on Mangaung prison abuse claims
Still no progress on Mangaung prison abuse claims
A year ago, the Mail & Guardian published the results of a 12-month investigation by the Wits Justice Project into the Mangaung prison in...
No escape for abused Mangaung prisoners
No escape for abused Mangaung prisoners
Sello Mbatyazwa has been kept in isolation for the past eight months at the Kokstad prison in KwaZulu-Natal. He is only allowed out of his cell for...
Let us see our cruelty more clearly
Let us see our cruelty more clearly
Not long after the 2003 invasion of Iraq Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Mercer, then the British military's most senior lawyer in the country, paid a...
Presumed innocent, rotting in jail
Presumed innocent, rotting in jail
Victor Nkomo sits hunched on a chair behind a chipped and dirty glass partition. He presses the intercom button and his lips move, but there is no...
Mangaung defends antipsychotic injections for prisoners
Mangaung defends antipsychotic injections for prisoners
MPs heard on Wednesday that antipsychotic injections were necessary to subdue inmates at Mangaung prison.
Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete
Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete
A two-pronged probe into a Wits Justice Project investigation into torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the...
Ndebele: Mangaung prison torture will be investigated
Ndebele: Mangaung prison torture will be investigated
Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele was responding to a Mail & Guardian article by the Wits Justice...
Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons
Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons
Nearly 1 000 people, mostly suspected Islamist militants, died in Nigerian prisons in the first half of this year, Amnesty International said...

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