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Arun Ferreira – spending time in jail has strengthened my resolve to change the system #mustread

‘If they thought they would cow me down, they were mistaken’ Mumbai Mirror | Feb 4, 2014, 12.44 AM Mumbai-based Arun Ferreira, who was arrested in Nagpur in 2007 as a Naxalite, was acquitted in the first nine cases against him in… Continue Reading →

Letter from Prashant Rahi from Nagpur prison on Torture, and Appeal for Campaign Against UAPA

By Prashant Rahi Authors note: ALL QUERIES ABOUT MY LEGAL ISSUES AND NEEDS BE DIRECTED TO MY ADVOCATE SHIV PRASAD SINGH, WHO IS AVAILABLE AT : Tel. +918303481839; Email : shivpsingh@gmail.com – PRASHANT RAHI Dated : January 07, 2014 Dear friends,… Continue Reading →

Radical activist sentenced to read Malcolm Gladwell #WTFnews

A punishment cruel and unusual: A jailed 90’s environmentalist faces a harsh, moralizing sentence NATASHA LENNARD A radical environmental activist in the 90′s, Rebecca Rubin was sentenced Monday for taking part animal rights-related arsons allegedly perpetrated by the collective “The… Continue Reading →

Families of jailed Maruti workers reach Gurgaon

GURGAON, January 29, 2014 Ashok Kumar Members of the Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union hold a protest in Gurgaon on Tuesday demanding the release of jailed Maruti workers.Photo: PTI The 17-day-long foot march of families of jailed Maruti workers, “Jan Jagaran Yatra”,… Continue Reading →

Press Release- MSWU padayatra reaches Rohtak

MARUTI SUZUKI WORKERS UNION (Registration No. 1923) IMT Manesar, Gurgaon Ref. No… IN22/1/2014                                                        Date…22/1/2014       8th day of MSWU’s Jan Jagaran Yatra ‘जुल्मी कब तक जुल्म करेगा शोषण़ के हथियारों से, हम भी उसको ध्वस्त करेंगे एकताबद्ध कतारों से।’   The foot-march against… Continue Reading →

#India – Jailed Maruti workers’ kin launch 17-day foot march

  The Hindu | ASHOK KUMAR| GURGAON, January 16, 2014 Release workers, families ask Haryana Govt. The families of workers jailed for violence at Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar on July 18, 2012, set out on a 17-day-long Jan Jagran Yatra from Kaithal… Continue Reading →

I Got Myself Arrested to Look Inside the Justice System #Prison

By Bobby Constantino Left to right: A snapshot of the author’s graffiti; a “selfie” of the author, dressed in his suit and tie and ready to vandalize; a surveillance video still of the work in progress (Bobby Constantino) Ten years ago,… Continue Reading →

#India – Gujarat police, VHP activists beat Muslims in lockup #WTFnews

Wednesday October 23, 2013 7:02 PM, ummid.com Mumbai: Over two dozen Muslims who were detained for slaughtering “cow” during Eid al-Adha on October 16 and later charged for attacking police personnel in Sansrod village near Karjan some 40 kms from Bharuch… Continue Reading →

UN Top Torture Investigator Wants Access to American Prisons

By Alex Kane, AlterNet 21 October 13   UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez wants access to California prisons to look into isolation units. he top torture investigator in the United Nations wants access to California prisons to determine whether prisoners’… Continue Reading →

How Did a Form of Torture Become Policy in America’s Prison System?

Alternet  By Andrew Gumbel The cruel rise of solitary confinement in America. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Scott Richardson October 11, 2013  | In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville visited the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to observe first-hand the effects of a peculiar — and,… Continue Reading →

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