It is known that Assange’s removal from Belmarsh healthcare unit was a result of the combined effort by his legal team, public campaigning and a petition lodged by fellow prison inmates. It followed seven months of unofficial segregation in the unit during which he was removed from association without legitimate grounds to do so, and in breach of prison rules and legislation. There was no established reason for this treatment, making it arbitrary, and also deprived Assange of recourse, effectively throwing him into a lawless hole at the whim of the prison authorities.
Assange is kept in being kept in solitary confinement 23 hours per day, often sedated, in Britain’s notorious Belmarsh Prison.
ICE officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes in response to a hunger strike by 11 detainees — some rejecting food for over a month — inside a Texas detention facility, according to a new report by The Associated Press.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food, some for more than 30 days.
For decades, Saudi Arabia has gotten a free pass from the US for its unabashed brutality. But Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged murder may finally be a step too far.
Tales of mass abuse offer a window into a world of rampant sexual torture and impunity in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen. The AP has identified at least five secret prisons run by the UAE, a key U.S. ally, where security forces use sexual torture to brutalize and break inmates.
The country’s largest-ever trial culminated in its first judgement against pilots who tossed political opponents of the brutal military dictatorship into the ocean during Argentina’s “Dirty Wars” between 1976 and 1983.
The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.