Prison

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 5th, 2013
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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 30th, 2013
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An Ethiopian housemaid committed suicide at the women’s ward of the Abyar Ali Penitentiary in Madinah on Friday. The domestic worker had been in prison since the end of August, a local daily reported Saturday. “The 23-year-old inmate was found hanging by her head scarf at about 8 a.m. She was immedia...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Aug 21st, 2013
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Officials say an Egyptian court has ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, following a hearing on charges against him of accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper, the last case that has kept the ailing leader in detention. Egypt’s prosecutor will not appeal against a court rulin...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2013
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THE Nigeria Prisons Service has described as untrue the  allegation of Sodomy on an inmate of Kuje Prisons Custody Abuja,  Mr Charles Okah, by any Officer of the Prisons Service, as recently alleged by a Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Festus Keyamo’s law firm. It stated this in a  press s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2013
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By Maya Paley and Stephen Slater The following is an open letter to Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States We are deeply concerned that Israel is about to return Eritrean asylum seekers before allowing for an appropriate refugee status determination process to take place. According to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 2nd, 2013
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Nigerian authorities have rearrested 49 of 175 prison inmates who escaped from their southwest city jailhouse after it was attacked by gunmen, a spokesman of the Nigerian Prisons Service said on Monday. “Forty-nine of the prisoners out of the 175 who escaped from the Akure prison yesterday (Sun...
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Jun 30th, 2013
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Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica No less than 175 prisoners were discharged on Sunday when unknown gunmen stormed the Olokuta Medium Security Prison in Akure, the capital of southwest Nigeria’s Ondo State, consistent with sources and authorities. State controller of penitentiaries Tunde Olayiwo...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2013
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by Sadik When the dictators incarcerate valued and exceptional leaders without justice, it is not only to bar them from their followers, but to break their soul in irreversible manner. Today our brave Ethiopians broke the passion of the oppressor by having a wedding inside the notorious Qaliti prison...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2013
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Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 3rd, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — The family of Reeyot Alemu, this year’s winner of the World Press Freedom Prize, says her situation in an Ethiopian prison is worsening by the day. Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega are two of the best-known Ethiopian journalists imprisoned on charges of terrorism. UNESCO awarded Reeyot th...