Justice Drugs Death penalty Sri LankaIn Sri Lanka, the war on drugs leads to human rights violations against persons accused of drug offences, even for the possession of very small quantities. Petty offences, high stakes: Ambika Satkunanathan explains who is targeted by this policy and what its consequences are. Interview.
Asia Death penalty Torture North KoreaA two-year-old North Korean was sentenced to life in prison after officials found a Bible in the toddler’s parents’ possession, as the totalitarian regime continued to “execute” and “torture” religious worshippers. As many as 70,000 Christians are imprisoned in North Korea, according to a new Inter…
Women Middle East Justice Death penalty Torture IranViolence, acts of protest, prison conditions, justice reforms: find out what is new about prisons and justice in this country. Prison Insider monitors the press on a regular basis. Change the language setting to French or Spanish to read other articles.
Africa Death penalty Congo - KinshasaOn January 16, 2001, the Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent-Désiré Kabila was murdered. Under pressure to find the culprits, the police arrested members of his personal guard. Lieutenant Richard Yav was among them. Richard was tortured and sentenced to death for a crime he never committ…
DRC: "psychologically, I am no longer human’ – life after 20 years on death row"
Africa Death penalty Torture Congo - Kinshasa
Africa Death penalty Torture Congo - KinshasaThe World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has written an opinion piece on the limits of moratoriums and the suffering inflicted on people sentenced to death. We reproduce it here.
Culture LGBTQI Death penalty GermanyThe fight to end capital punishment is far from over but progress continues to be made. Over a thousand attendees are expected to converge on the German capital in November 2022 for the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty. The assembly aims to unite individuals around the global issue of a…
Guinée équatoriale : la peine de mort abolie
Africa Death penalty Equatorial Guinea
Singapour : les condamnés à mort sont priés de sourire avant leur exécution
Asia Justice Death penalty Singapore
Africa Death penalty LiberiaThe plenary of the Liberian Senate with a unanimous vote of 17, yesterday passed a portion of the penal code to abolish the death penalty and other capital offenses. The committee on Judiciary recommended passage of the bill for the Legislature to remove the provisions of the death penalty. In 2005…
Pre-trial detention Asia Middle East Overcrowding Death penaltyHuman rights organisations in the region feel like they are fighting alone against capital punishment. People are still sentenced to death and executed regularly. What is the situation in Palestine?
North America Death penalty Social ties Rehabilitation Work United StatesHow is life after release? Sunny Jacobs was sentenced to death and spent seventeen years in detention for a crime she did not commit. She tells Prison Insider about the many challenges one faces upon release. She now works actively towards the abolition of the death penalty.
North America Mental health Death penalty Religion United StatesHow can you escape prison with your mind? Sunny Jacobs was sentenced to death and spent seventeen years in detention for a crime she did not commit. She tells Prison Insider how yoga, meditation and prayer helped her find freedom behind prison walls.
North America Mental health Material conditions Death penalty Activities United StatesWhat is daily life on death row like? Sunny Jacobs was sentenced to death and spent seventeen years in detention for a crime she did not commit. She tells Prison Insider about her detention conditions and the burden of complete isolation.
Asia Access to legal rights Justice Material conditions Death penalty JapanDeath penalty is an ongoing issue despite international criticism. What is the current situation in Japan regarding the death penalty?
Middle East Death penalty IranThe Islamic Republic has long been, and remains, a leading executioner.
Iran : Deux hommes exécutés pour homosexualité
Middle East LGBTQI Death penalty Iran