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

Rights group in Algeria have voiced concern over dozens of detainees that are currently on hunger strike.

Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his intentions to withdraw US troops.

Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

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Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

Egypt frees journalist couple

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Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

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Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

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Muslim scholar calls for release of prisoners of conscience

Ali Al-Qaradaghi has appealed to Islamic governments to free prisoners of conscience.

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with <em>prisoners</em>, refugees

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Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

Pope Francis celebrated a mass with prisoners, refugees from Syria, Nigeria and Egypt, and nursing staff from a nearby hospital.

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Bahrain releases dozens of <em>prisoners</em> after Covid-19 cases

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Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported surge of ...

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

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The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

With the launch of a new Amnesty International campaign, British film and TV stars have called on the Iranian government to release Anoosheh ...

Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

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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.

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Three Kurdish prisoners executed in Iran

Kurdish prisoners Sadiq Mahi, Ahmed Nematwand and Mohammed Mahmoudi were executed on Sunday.

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

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Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

Protesters across Algeria have called for an independent judiciary following the incarceration of regime opponents.

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Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

The inmates will serve the rest of their sentence out of prison, the Bahraini public prosecution said.

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

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Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

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Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters

Fighters from Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been released by Libya authorities, after being captured in 2019.

In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water ‘untouchable'

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In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water ‘untouchable'

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has warned Ethiopia not to take Egypt’s share of the Nile water when building the giant Renaissance Dam.

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

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Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

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