Tag: prison

Extortionate Phone Fees Cut Off US Prisoners

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(HRW) – A recent court ruling bars the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from establishing price limits on the cost of in-state phone calls made by prison inmates. That’s a big problem because call costs can be so exorbitant that they deprive…

Over 100 Inmates Reportedly Escape Prison in Philippines Following Armed Attack

At least 132 inmates have fled the prison in the city of Kidapawan, Philippines following a gunman attack on Wednesday, local media reported.

At least one North Cotabato District Jail guard has been killed in the attack which took place at 1:16 a.m. (17:16 GMT Tuesday), CNN Philippines reported.

Prison authorities believe that a breakaway group of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was behind the attack.

Free Mohamed Abu Sakha

Members of the Circus school in Palestine, representatives of the embassies of Italy, Spain and Switzerland, amnesty international and ISM was in the Israeli supreme court today to witness the hearing of the appealfor release for the Palestinian circus trainer Mohamed Abu Sakha, who have been on administered detention for almost one year. Administrative detention means that he is locked up in prison without having the right to a trail.

Mohamed Abu Sakha got his feedom taken away from him on the 14th of December 2015, when he first got detained at Zaatara military cheekpoint, south of Nablus, when going to his work at the circul school in Bir Zeit. He reseaved the first administrative detetntion for 6 months on the 25th of December 2015, and it got renewed again 13th of June 2016.

Innocent British businessman Kris Maharaj marks three decades in US jail

British businessman Krishna ‘Kris’ Maharaj was arrested in Florida 30 years ago this Sunday (16 October 1986) and sentenced to death the following year. He has now spent three decades in prison, despite compelling evidence of his innocence and poor health.

Mr Maharaj, now 77, was handed a death sentence in Miami in 1987 for his alleged role in the murders of Derrick and Duane Moo Young.

However, since then three former drug cartel operatives and a CIA informant have admitted that the murders were carried out by the Medellín cartel on the orders of Pablo Escobar, who thought the Moo Youngs were cheating him. In addition, leaked evidence, suppressed by the US government, has shown that the Moo Youngs were laundering money for Colombian drug cartels to the tune of five billion dollars.