Asia Justice Material conditions Violence RussiaRussia’s most significant opposition leader for the past decade, Alexei Navalny, has died in an Arctic Circle jail, the prison service has said. President Vladimir Putin’s most vociferous critic, he was serving 19 years on extremism charges that were widely seen as politically motivated.
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Africa North America South America Asia Europe Middle East Long-term prisonersPrison Insider, represented by Clara Grisot, contributed twelve compositions to the book InsideOutside to articulate, in a few words, the current challenges of prison life. First piece: life imprisonment.
Asia Justice Material conditions Overcrowding Torture PakistanPakistan’s prisons remain terribly overcrowded and under-resourced, and nascent efforts at progressive reform are stymied by ingrained attitudes of discrimination, including against religious and ethnic minorities.
Asia Access to legal rights Health Material conditions North Korea“There’s not much space inside the cells for each crew, so prisoners sleep very close together, with one person’s feet brushing against another’s head,” a source told Daily NK.
Asia Justice Material conditions Rehabilitation IndiaThe Telangana Congress government should review prison practices for a fair and transparent system that promotes prisoners’ reintegration.
Asia Mental health Suicide Overcrowding Religion IndiaBy December 2022, India’s prisons were filled to 131% of capacity, up one percentage point from 2021. This is despite a campaign in July last year to identify undertrial prisoners eligible for release, and the country adding 11 prisons since 2021.
Asia Minors Material conditions Overcrowding IndiaDespite several directions from the Supreme Court on the subhuman conditions in prisons across the country, jails continue to remain in a miserable condition. The latest figures show that Delhi and Uttarakhand have the worst situation, with almost twice the capacity of inmates in cells.
Asia Access to legal rights Health Mental health Facilities IndiaPoor facilities in prisons & restricted healthcare access can lead to inmates suffering from bad mental health.
Asia Death penalty ArmeniaThe Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Arman Khachatryan, in the presence of Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, has deposited the ratification instrument, thereby completing the process of ratification by Armenia of Protocol No. 13 to the European Conve…
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Asia Access to legal rights Justice IndiaIn 1972, the Wildlife Protection Act was established to protect wildlife in India. It has led, however, to the criminalisation of an already marginalised part of the population: the forest-dwelling communities. The CPA project told us what this means in practice.