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Sanctions injustice

On 28 August, Dr Shakir Hamoodi, 59, an Iraq-born US citizen, began a three-year sentence for sending money between 1991 and 2003 to his relatives in Iraq, and the families of friends living in Ira

Bradley Manning

On 25 July, exactly two years after the WikiLeaks release of the Afghan war diaries, the following banners were unfurled at the summit of Snowdon in Wales: ‘Free Bradley Manning’, ‘Don’t shoot the

Finally Mark Stone

Former British police spy Mark Kennedy, who infiltrated anti-climate change and other activist groups between 2003 and 2010 (see PN 2530), is now working as a security consultant for the Densus Gro

Guantanamo forever

The 169 men held in the US Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, including 87 cleared for release, can no longer challenge their indefinite detention without trial.

'Forswear blockading or face seven years' jail'

US activist faces stiff jail sentence for resisting military recruiting

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WISE Up for Bradley Manning

Recent campaigning in Wales in solidarity with the US whistleblower.

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Activism and... Prison

I was really frightened of going to prison. I’d had a really bad experience of being in a boys-only boarding school, and I thought prison would be like that except worse.

Gabriel and Maya go to prison

Two peace activists found guilty in 2009 of highway obstruction during an anti-war protest were jailed in the last month.

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Rounded-up or rounded-down?

A thirteen-day prison sentence poses an odd problem for peace campaigner Maya Evans and her supporters.

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Courageous convictions

On 19 January, Christian activist Chris Cole was sentenced to 30 days in prison by Westminster magistrates for non-payment of £1,545 in fines and £350 in court costs.