Israel top court takes Palestinian detainee appeal

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Supreme Court has brought forward a hearing this week on the appeal of a Palestinian prisoner waging an unprecedented two-month hunger strike, court officials and his lawyers said Monday. A statement from the Supreme Court said Khader Adnan's appeal will be Full...

China detains hundreds of Tibetans, group says

BEIJING (AP) - China has detained and forced into re-education classes hundreds of Tibetans who went to India to receive religious instruction from the Dalai Lama, a U.S.-based human rights group said. It is the first time since the late 1970s that Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

Malaysia to end indefinite detention without trial

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's government introduced legislation Tuesday to stop arrests based on their political beliefs and indefinite detainments without trial. The Security Offenses Bill presented to Parliament's lower house would replace the 52-year-old Internal Security Act...

Yemenis rally for freedom for detained protesters

SANAA Yemen (AP) - Thousands of Yemenis rallied the capital Sanaa on Saturday, urging authorities to release 117 protesters arrested during the yearlong popular uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Activist Fathi al-Baadani said the rally is also a protest against the Full version...

Amnesty Int: Ivory Coast torturing detainees

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast (AP) - Ivory Coast security officials are torturing dozens of detainees by administering electric shocks and other forms of abuse, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The victims include people charged with endangering state security in the wake of a recent spate of attacks...

2nd Tunisian detainee dies after hunger strike

TUNIS Tunisia (AP) - A second suspect in the attack on Tunisia's U.S. embassy died Saturday after months on a hunger strike, his lawyer said. Mohammed Bakhti, a prominent member of the ultraconservative Muslim Salafi movement, was admitted to intensive care days earlier following complications...