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Julian Assange accuses UK minister of insulting UN after detention finding | Media

Julian Assange has accused Britain’s foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, of insulting the United Nations in his response to a panel finding that Assange’s circumstances amount to “arbitrary detention”. Hammond called the panel’s finding “ridiculous” and said the WikiLeaks founder was a “fugitive from ... Continue reading »

Record Exonerations in 2015 Show False Convictions 'Tragic, Widespread' | Common Dreams

Last year set a new record for exonerations in the United States, according to statistics published Wednesday by the National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School. At least 149 defendants were cleared in 2015, 10 more than in 2014. They had, on average, spent ... Continue reading »

Exclusive Report: How Long Did Flint's County Jail Inmates Drink Poisoned Water?

GuestsJody Cramerformer Genesee County Jail inmate who was just released this week. He worked as a trustee in the kitchen and helped distribute food and, more recently, bottles of water to other inmates. This is viewer supported news In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we hear from some of hundreds of pr ... Continue reading »

Will Julian Assange of WikiLeaks Go Free After U.N. Finds He Is Being Arbitrarily Detained?

This is viewer supported news The BBC reports the United Nations panel investigating the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has ruled he has been "arbitrarily detained.” The U.N. says it will not confirm the report until Friday at 11 a.m. Geneva time. Assange first complained to the U.N. in 20 ... Continue reading »

Pussy Riot release new protest song: 'prison is a weapon' | World news

It has been a torrid few months for Russia’s embattled general prosecutor Yuri Chaika. In December he was the subject of a video made by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which accused his family of mafia ties and gross corruption. Now he is on the receiving end of biting satire doled out by the fem ... Continue reading »

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Launches "Campaign to Close Guantánamo" for Obama's Last Year in Office

GuestsRoger Waterslegendary musician who co-founded Pink Floyd, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. Andy WorthingtonBritish journalist and co-founder of the Close Guantánamo and We Stand with Shaker campaigns. He is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in ... Continue reading »

"The National Shame Continues": On Its 14th Anniversary, Will Guantánamo Ever Be Closed?

GuestsHina Shamsidirector of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project. This is viewer supported news Today marks the 14th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo, where 107 prisoners are still being held. Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil ... Continue reading »

Waiting to die: the Iranian child inmates facing execution – in pictures | Art and design

In Iran, girls are held criminally accountable by law from the age of nine, and can be sentenced to death by hanging for crimes such as murder, drug trafficking and armed robbery. Sadegh Souri has photographed girls in the harsh conditions of juvenile detention – many of whom are marking time until ... Continue reading »

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