Morocco (AP) - An Algerian Islamist died in a Moroccan jail after a two-month
hunger strike protesting torture and his living conditions, rights activists said
Sunday. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of Full
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United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners
have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison
guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition
website. The kaleme.org reported late Wednesday that the women started...
Jamaica (AP) - Jamaica is preparing to abolish a slavery-era law allowing
flogging and whipping as means of punishing prisoners, the Caribbean country's
justice ministry said Thursday. The ministry said the punishment hasn't been
ordered by a court since Full
Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities began trying the country's most famous
judge in absentia Wednesday while she refused to enter the courtroom alleging
violations of her rights. Coming nearly three years after her arrest, the trial
of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni started amid a scandal...