Asia Death penalty JapanHangings took place weeks before Japan is due to host the G7 leaders summit. Human rights campaigners have condemned Japan’s use of the death penalty after two inmates were hanged, bringing the number of executions to 16 since the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, took office in late 2012.
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Central America and the Caribbean Violence HondurasThis article is not available in English. If you wish you can consult the Spanish version.
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South America VenezuelaLos presos del centro penitenciario Fenix, en Venezuela, tomaron como rehenes a 18 miembros del personal penitenciario durante 4 días, para protestar contra las graves violaciones de derechos humanos que tienen que soportar. Cuatro personas fallecieron y 18 fueron heridas.
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Women Overcrowding TunisiaThe BBC has been given rare access to an all-women prison in Tunisia, where facilities are becoming increasingly over-crowded.
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Africa UgandaUganda is in the process of modernizing its prison farms amid ongoing concerns over the welfare and possible exploitation of prisoners. Andrew Kisitu, the commissioner in charge of 27 prison farms, told Anadolu Agency that the government recently provided 7.5 billion Uganda shillings ($2.2 million) worth…
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Women Health Violence South AfricaInternational Women’s Day on March 8 turns the spotlight on the fate of women, in particular their achievements and the slow pace of progress. An often overlooked group are women prisoners.
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