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The prisoners began their hunger strikes in protest against their imprisonment without charge or trial.

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed concern for his mental and physical health.

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

A senior Egyptian intelligence delegation has arrived in the Gaza Strip to negotiate with Hamas regarding a potential prisoner swap with Israel.

Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

Palestinian children are often subjected to 'various forms of abuse', the Palestinian Prisoner Society said in its report

The New Arab Staff

Israeli forces re-arrest Palestinian prisoner one day after release

Israeli forces stormed the home of Majd Barbar and re-arrested him, one day after he was released from 20 years of detention, using tear gas and rubber bullets against guests.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan arrests 200 in protests over hospital deaths

A defence lawyer has raised concerns over the administrative detention of protesters.

Tara Brian

How European arms companies are aiding Yemen's war crimes

In-depth: An investigation into the involvement of Italian-made weapons in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike raises the possibility of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

The New Arab Staff

Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

It is the 10-year anniversary of the overthrowing of Gaddafi, and not much as changed, Amnesty International argues.

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

Algeria opens inquiry after student alleges torture in custody

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Algeria opens inquiry after student alleges torture in custody

The public prosecutor at a court in Algiers ordered an inquiry Sunday after a student alleged security forces had tortured him in custody, a ...

Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

The New Arab Staff

Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

The bill's author, Guillaume Peltier, is a former member of the far-right party National Front.

2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

Rights groups had warned earlier this year that Israeli prisons were a 'ready environment' for the spread of Covid-19.

Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s <em>detention</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

Patrick George Zaki, formerly a gender rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), has had his detention ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court upholds asset freeze of 3 rights workers

The decision did not apparently cover EIPR's assets as an entity.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative ...

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

The New Arab Staff

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The New Arab Staff

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

A middle-aged Palestinian man, who was reportedly jailed twice, crossed over to Lebanon after fleeing the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false ...

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