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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.


Rounded-up or rounded-down?

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


Tacoma Action Figure

Veteran peace activist Bill 'Bix' Bichsel inspires cartoonist


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.

Maikel is free!

Egyptian pacifist Maikel Nabil Sanad has finally been released by the military authorities.

The Jailing of Maya Evans

Gabriel Carlyle reports on the jailing of Hastings anti-war activist Maya Evans.


While a soul

Anti-prison protests were held around the world during the New Year period.

Free Maikel

Egyptian pacifist now in sixth month of hunger strike


Israeli whistleblower

On 30 October, Anat Kamm, 24, was sentenced at Tel Aviv District Court to four-and-a-half years in prison for leaking over 2,000 military documents to Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.