These pictures show freed Palestinian prisoner Israa Jaabis being welcomed home by her family in Jerusalem. She was part of the second round of 39 prisoners freed by Israel in exchange for hostages freed by Hamas. Israel has agreed to free 150 Palestinian prisoners in return for the release of 50 Israeli hostages. A further … Continue reading Freed Palestinian prisoner celebrates with family
Minibuses appearing to be carrying Palestinian prisoners expected to be released later today have been seen arriving at Ofer prison in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian authorities have released a list of 39 prisoners expected to be freed, including 24 women and 15 teenage boys. They are being released in exchange for 13 Israeli hostages held … Continue reading Minibuses ‘carrying prisoners’ enter military jail in West Bank
Emad Shargi, Siamak Namazi and Morad Tahbaz, who also holds British citizenship. Pic: @FreeTheNamazis Iran will release a British national and four Americans held in the country in exchange for $6bn (£4.8bn) and a prisoner swap. The funds, once frozen in South Korea, are now in Qatar after the Biden administration issued a waiver for international banks … Continue reading Iran to release five detainees, including British citizen Morad Tahbaz, in prisoner swap
A major riot broke out on Tuesday night at the high security Long Lartin jail as prisoners armed with pool balls took over a wing, the Telegraph reports. At least one prison officer has been injured and taken to hospital after the violence broke out during inmates' association time. Staff withdrew from the wing as a specialist … Continue reading Security experts deployed to quell prison riot in the UK
The one-month September siege at a Venezuelan prison sparked a similar rival gang war in one of Brazil's biggest prisons and 25 inmates have been reported dead. A report from Rio Times confirmed the riot occurred in Rorarima's largest prison where some of the dead prisoners were either burned or beheaded. Image shows a police … Continue reading 25 Inmates killed, beheaded or burned in Brazil prison riot
China may be harvesting organs from a large number of prisoners, according to a new report. Image: The Great Wall of China State-run media says there are about 10,000 organ transplants in China each year. But this study claims that number could actually be somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000. "Even if voluntary organ donations in … Continue reading China Alleged To Be Harvesting Human Organs From Prisoners.
President Obama urged politicians yesterday to give his plan to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay a "fair hearing" and said he did not want to pass the issue to his successor when he leaves the White House next year. The Pentagon plan proposes 13 potential sites on US soil for the transfer … Continue reading Obama pushes US Congress to close Guantanamo prison