Should prisoners in the US vote? | The Stream

New legislation tabled in Washington DC could soon see all of the district’s convicted felons obtain the right to vote while incarcerated. Giving prisoners the right to vote remains a controversial issue. If passed, it will place the US capital alongside Maine and Vermont, the only two states in America where prisoners can cast an … Read more Should prisoners in the US vote? | The Stream

Hundreds still at large after Afghan jail siege

Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending a siege in which hundreds of prisoners escaped. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy … Read more Hundreds still at large after Afghan jail siege

Afghan security forces retake control over Jalalabad prison

Hundreds of prisoners are on the run after gunmen, affiliated with ISIL (ISIS), earlier stormed a prison in Jalalabad. Authorities have regained control, but only after at least 30 people were killed, including several of the assailants. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Afghan security forces retake control over Jalalabad prison

Gunmen storm prison in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad, over 20 killed

At least 21 people have been killed and 42 others injured in an attack on a prison in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say there were several explosions, including a suicide car bomb, outside the prison, from which several prisoners escaped during the fighting. Afghan security forces are locked in a gun … Read more Gunmen storm prison in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad, over 20 killed

India’s political prisoners: UN calls for release of activists

The United Nations has joined the calls for the release of human rights activists in India who are in prison awaiting trial under anti-terrorism laws. The conservative BJP government denies accusations by rights groups the charges against the left-wing activists are politically motivated. Many rights groups are asking the government why it has not investigated … Read more India’s political prisoners: UN calls for release of activists

Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

In Libya, dozens of captured teenage fighters have been released as part of an amnesty for the Eid al-Adha holiday. They were among hundreds taken prisoner during renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s failed battle to seize the capital, Tripoli. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from al-Zawiya. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

Convicted terrorist faces indefinite detention | ABC News

One of Australia’s most notorious terrorist prisoners could be held in detention even after he finishes his prison sentence later this year. The ABC has been told that Abdul Nacer Benbrika, jailed in 2008 for being a leader of a terror cell that plotted attacks on Australian soil, has been asked to undergo interviews with … Read more Convicted terrorist faces indefinite detention | ABC News

WHO Chief Warns Pandemic Is ‘Still Accelerating’

The coronavirus pandemic “continues to accelerate”, with a doubling of cases over the last six weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Monday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said nearly 16 million cases have now been reported to the UN health agency – with more than 640,000 deaths worldwide. Tedros said he will convene … Read more WHO Chief Warns Pandemic Is ‘Still Accelerating’

Coronavirus in prisons? Looking at the different strategies to deal with the risk | The Drum

Should prisoners on shorter sentences be granted early release, given the threat of COVID-19? It’s a question governments across the globe have considered in recent months — and a strategy some countries have taken. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us … Read more Coronavirus in prisons? Looking at the different strategies to deal with the risk | The Drum

WA prisoners finding a ‘new life’ after battling drug addiction and jail | ABC News

Tory was behind bars and battling addiction a year ago after turning to meth to wash away her pain. But then she found a lifeline where many others find themselves in a vicious cycle. Read more here: https://ab.co/300olw1 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more WA prisoners finding a ‘new life’ after battling drug addiction and jail | ABC News

German Court Convicts 93-Year-Old ExNazi Guard Bruno Dey of Mass Murder at Stutthof Camp

A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to more than 5,000 counts of murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence, sparking accusations that the court had been … Read more German Court Convicts 93-Year-Old ExNazi Guard Bruno Dey of Mass Murder at Stutthof Camp

MP Accuses China of the ‘Most Technologically Advanced Genocide’ | Good Morning Britain

China has faced widespread criticism over its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region, after footage of handcuffed and blindfolded prisoners being loaded onto trains emerged. It has denied that it operates sterilisation programmes, forced labour and ‘re-education’ camps. Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Broadcast on 23/07/2020 Like, follow and subscribe to Good Morning … Read more MP Accuses China of the ‘Most Technologically Advanced Genocide’ | Good Morning Britain

China’s ambassador denies abuse of Uighurs in Xinjiang during Andrew Marr interview

China’s ambassador to the UK has denied reports of abuse of the Uighur population in the Xinjiang region, as he was confronted with footage of shackled prisoners being herded on to trains. Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Liu Xiaoming said: ‘I do not know where you get this videotape,’ adding, ‘sometimes you have … Read more China’s ambassador denies abuse of Uighurs in Xinjiang during Andrew Marr interview

Libya prisoner swap: Exchange between GNA and Haftar’s forces

Libya’s warring sides have held a prisoner swap. The UN-recognised Government of National Accord and forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have exchanged eight prisoners each in Misrata, with the hope of more to follow. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports from Misrata, Libya. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Libya prisoner swap: Exchange between GNA and Haftar’s forces

Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 – UN Chief Video Message 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) video message for Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 Each year, on Nelson’s Mandela’s birthday, we pay tribute to an extraordinary global advocate for equality, dignity and solidarity. Madiba was a moral giant of the 20th century, whose timeless legacy continues to guide us today. The theme of Nelson Mandela International Day … Read more Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 – UN Chief Video Message 2020