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Prison

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Maikel hunger strike

On 23 August, Maikel Nabil Sanad, the pacifist blogger sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by the new Egyptian government for “insulting the military” (see PN 2533), began a hunger strike in pro

Hunt’s off

The Huntington Lane camp in Shropshire has been evicted after more than 18 amazing months of disrupting UK Coal’s construction of an open-cast coal mine on the site.

Taking action in prison

After experiencing my first couple of week-long prison sentences in the 1980`s - when all I did was keep my head down - I started to learn how to continue my actions and resistance from “i

Amnesty International's continuing struggle against torture

Not many people would today defend the use of torture. And yet, every day, people are tortured in almost every country of the world.

World Prison Population Statistics

The British government's Home Office " Research, Development and Statistics Directorate" produce a publication called Research Findings.

Web-based resources

  • The Prison Activist Resource Centre is an online prisoner support site.

Limited reading list

  • David Anderson, Sensible Justice: Alternatives to Prisons (New Press, 1998. ISBN 1565843894, 182pp).

New Web-based resources

A collaboration between the Law School of King's College at the University of London and Roy Walmsley, has produced an excellent website for the International Centre for Prison Studies.

Prisoners for Peace - the 2001 list

 

Prisoners for Peace, 2001

When, in summer 2001, War Resisters' International decided to highlight the situation in Israel and Palestine for this year's Prisoners for Peace, there was no 11 September, no “war on ter