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Colombia’s smiley face hides torture and repression

Those who trade with Colombia should look at the plight of its political prisoners, writes Hannah Matthews.

Filed in: Colombia Human Rights Prisons Trade

‘Either I go home – or I go in a plastic bag’

Repressive tactics by the Israeli Prison Service are increasing as Palestinian political prisoners mark day 45 of their hunger strike.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine Prisons

Hart Island, New York's secret graveyard

Gone but not forgotten - family members are campaigning for access to the city’s burial ground, reports Mischa Wilmers.

Filed in: Prisons United States

‘A peaceful, constructive riot’: how prison theatre is changing policy in Lebanon

Janey Stephenson meets those at centre stage of an artistic revolution.

Filed in: Crime Law Lebanon Prisons Social Change Women

I don’t want to play God – even when it comes to rapists and child killers

A botched execution in the US gets Mari Marcel Thekaekara thinking about the clamour for capital punishment in India today. 

Filed in: India Prisons

The death penalty: killing them nicely?

Debating what constitutes as ‘humane executions’ allows politicians to avoid discussing abolition, argues Robert Walsh.

Filed in: Prisons United States

'We are torches of freedom in the darkness of Israeli apartheid'

Palestinian political prisoner Mohammed Alazraq on the cost of fighting for justice under occupation.

Filed in: Israel Palestine Prisons

Prison reform promised in Togo

Gabriella Jóźwiak witnesses the Week of the Detainee ‘celebrations’, and considers the likelihood of political promises being kept.

Filed in: Human Rights Politics Prisons Togo

New Internationalist cartoonist detained

Palestinian Mohammad Saba’aneh is being held without charge by the Israel Defense Forces.

Filed in: Art Human Rights Israel Palestine Prisons

Best of the web: 2012’s most read

Just in case you missed them…legalizing drugs, vaginal whitening, Kony and Julian Assange: 2012’s Top 10 popular New Internationalist articles.

Filed in: Culture Drugs Health Human Rights India Norway Prisons Society United Kingdom United States Women

Global solidarity for Palestinian hunger strikers

Noreen Sadik fears that time is running out for Ayman Sharawana and Samer Issawi, refusing food in Israeli prisons.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine Prisons

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