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Mélenchon interpelle Le Drian sur une députée prokurde en prison et "en danger"

Institut kurde - Paris - 2019-01-19 17:58
Le chef de file des Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon a adressé samedi une lettre ouverte au ministre des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves Le Drian pour lui demander "d'intervenir" en faveur d'une députée du parti prokurde HDP, en grève de la faim dans une prison ...

Turquie: rassemblement pour soutenir une députée prokurde gréviste de la faim

Institut kurde - Paris - 2019-01-19 17:58
Plusieurs milliers de personnes se sont rassemblées samedi dans le sud-est majoritairement kurde de la Turquie pour soutenir une députée en grève de la faim depuis plus de deux mois dans la prison où elle est détenue. ...

Hunger striker in Canada: Isolation turned our world into prison

ANF - 2019-01-18 17:10
Yusuf Iba has been on hunger strike for six days in the city of Toronto, Canada. ...

WorldLink: Kurdish prison mums & kids in Turkey | World| Breakings news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 18.01.2019

DW - 2019-01-18 16:42

Journalist Seda Taşkın released from prison

ANF - 2019-01-18 12:11
A Turkish court has overturned the arrest warrant for journalist Seda Taşkın. ...

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist's murder

BBC - 2019-01-18 00:33
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in prison for raping followers, is found guilty of murdering a journalist. ...

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Yahoo - 2019-01-17 13:26

A Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Sanandaj Prison to Endure his Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-17 02:03
Mohammad Naeimpour, a Kurdish Civilian from Hassan Abad of Sanandaj who has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment, was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to endure his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, upon f ...

Former HDP co-chair Yüksekdağ to stay in prison, Turkish court rules | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-17 01:57

ACLJ Urges UN to Fight for Pastor Brunson’s Release From Turkish Prison | CBN News

CBN - 2019-01-16 15:20

Turkish Court Hears Appeal of Wall Street Journal Reporter Sentenced to Prison - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-01-16 00:39

Donald Trump Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson, First Black Heavyweight Champ, Sent To Prison A Century Ago

NDTV - 2019-01-15 23:42

13-month Prison Sentence for Pelin Ünker A Brazen Assault on Investigative Journalism - PEN America

PEN - 2019-01-15 22:36

Peace Mother detained in Ankara sent to prison

ANF - 2019-01-15 20:35
Yet another Kurdish citizen defending peace has been jailed in Turkey. ...

Hunger Strike Prison Initiative: Action needed now

ANF - 2019-01-15 18:19
"Leyla Güven - said Gergerlioğlu - has raised her voice not for her mandate but to demand the end of isolation. She is in pursuit of an extremely honorable demand: peace and and honourable life for the people of this land." ...

Man Charged in Rape of a 2-Year-old Girl: 10 Years in Prison

BAS News - 2019-01-15 14:29
ERBIL — A court in Garmiyan administration of Kurdistan has issued a 10-year imprisonment sentence for a man charged over the rape of a 2-year-old girl. In an official statement, Garmiyan-Kirkuk Criminal Court revealed that the man was an Arab resident o ...

DC lobbying firm helps Jim Brown's work on prison reform with Trump, Kanye West

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 01:44

Reality Winner receives record-setting prison sentence in NSA leak cas | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic

Wsbradio - 2019-01-14 23:11

Jailed Kurdish leader meets brother in Turkish prison

Yahoo - 2019-01-14 22:14

Man who killed five at Florida airport in 2017 sentenced to five life terms in prison

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 19:51

Trump 2020 Shaping Up to Be a Campaign to Stay Out of Prison

Nymag - 2019-01-14 19:44

Wall Street Journal Reporter Sentenced to Prison by Turkish Court - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-01-14 11:39

Women Delegation from Ireland, Britain and Italy Call for Unlawful Prison Policy of Isolation to End

Kurdistantribune - 2019-01-13 18:11
PRESS RELEASE: Diyarbakir, Turkey The health of Hakkari 55 year old MP Leyla Güven, who started a hunger strike on 8 November 2018, has reached a life-threatening stage. Leyla Güven, who is on the 67th day of a hunger strike, has become too weak to meet w ...

Figen Yüksekdağ: Only those who fight can win

ANF - 2019-01-13 14:43
In a phone call to the General Assembly of HDK, former HDP leader Figen Yüksekdağ said from prison, "Only those who fight can win." ...

Turkish police obstruct delegation from Europe in Amed

ANF - 2019-01-13 13:54
Police obstructed a group of people including a foreign delegation that attempted to go to Diyarbakır E Type Prison in solidarity with Leyla Güven. ...

PKK's Ocalan visited by family in Turkish prison, first time in years

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-13 09:45

Jailed Kurdish leader meets brother in Turkish prison

France24 - 2019-01-13 00:43

Turkey grants PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan 1st prison visit in 2 years

Rûdaw - 2019-01-12 21:07
It is unclear why the Turkish state has chosen now to allow the family visit ...

Prisoner on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement

ANF - 2019-01-12 13:18
Bahtiyar Kemal Hasan, who has been on an indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike in the Van Type F Closed Prison, has been placed in solitary confinement. ...

Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
As election fever engulfs Turkey ahead of local polls in March, a hunger strike that began quietly in a prison in Diyarbakir is spreading to prisons across the country. The post Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons appeared fir ...

PKK-linked Detainees Go on Hunger Strike in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-01-12 11:20
ERBIL — Dozens of people, who have been detained in Sulaymaniyah over cultural activities in support of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), have gone on a hunger strike in prison. The detainees were put under custody after attending a gathering in Sulaymaniy ...

Prison guard gets 3 years in prison in Turkey-related case - City NEWS 1130

Citynews1130 - 2019-01-12 08:30

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru guilty of journalist's murder

BBC - 2019-01-12 01:58
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in prison for abusing followers, is found guilty of murdering a journalist. ...

Prison guard gets 3 years in prison in Turkey-related case - 660 CITYNEWS

660citynews - 2019-01-11 23:50

Turkey: Journalist Pelin Ünker given prison sentence for "Paradise Papers" reports - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-01-11 17:18

Guven hears sounds of protest in front of prison

ANF - 2019-01-11 13:32
HDP MP imprisoned by the Turkish regime Leyla Guven said she could hear the sounds of the protest held in front of the prison to support her hunger strike of 65 days. ...

A Kurdish Cyber Activist Transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison to Endure his Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-11 02:00
Salahedin Ranjbar, director of the Telegram channel “Orumiyeh Dang” who had been previously sentenced to one year in prison, was arrested and transferred to ward 13 of Orumieh Central Prison to serve his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has ...

HDP Co-chair Buldan: Isolation will end!

ANF - 2019-01-08 15:30
"Leyla Güven has now reached a critical stage. Leyla is struggling for peace for the future of this country in the prison where she is held unlawfully, with the only means she has," said HDP Co-chair Pervin Buldan. ...

Up to 26 years in prison sought for HDP MP Demirel

ANF - 2019-01-08 13:37
Former HDP MP Caglar Demirel will be on trial for up to 26 years in prison. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike arbitrarily deported

ANF - 2019-01-07 23:23
Retaliation measures are being taken by prison authorities against prisoners on hunger strike. ...

Nusaybin co-mayor, Sara Kaya remains in prison

ANF - 2019-01-07 22:11
"The investigation about me is a well prepared conspiracy. I believe I could not express myself sufficiently via SEGBIS. Therefore I want to defend myself by coming to the courtroom in person.” ...

Turkey seeks 15 years in prison for Kurdish publisher | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-07 17:09

Turkish prison banned all communication for jailed Gülen members only for nearly two years - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-01-07 02:49

In prison despite suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

ANF - 2019-01-06 10:49
Activists drew attention to seriously ill prisoner Uğur Selman Kelekçiler. ...

Kurdish MP on hunger strike in Turkish prison is critically ill: Lawyer

Rûdaw - 2019-01-03 17:27
Leyla Guven has been on hunger strike for 57 days ...

Journalist Yilmaz sentenced to 6 years in prison

ANF - 2019-01-03 16:07
The journalist was charged with “membership of an illegal organisation” for articles he wrote. ...

Four thousand children are imprisoned in Turkey

ANF - 2019-01-03 07:15
Emin Çoban, director of the Children's Rights Center in the Amed Bar Association, announced that nearly 4,000 children are in prison in Turkey, of whom 170 are refugees and around 700 are under the age of six. ...

A Prisoner Died Following the Delay in Transfer Him to Hospital at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-03 02:00
A prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison was transferred to the prison’s health clinic due to severe chest pain on the evening of Monday, December 31. He was transferred to the hospital outside the prison later but he lost his life the following mor ...

Doctors: Critical threshold crossed by hunger strikers in prisons

ANF - 2019-01-02 16:25
A group of medical and physicians’ institutions warned that critical threshold has been crossed by hunger strikers in prison. ...

Annual report: 2018 ended with 171 journalists in prison

ANF - 2019-01-02 15:44
"Turkey is getting further away from a democratic society as politics, law, economy, social life and culture are getting more and more dominated by an authoritarian regime." ...

HDP MP Abdullah Zeydan goes on hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-01-01 13:01
HDP MP Abdullah Zeydan, imprisoned in the Edirne Prison, has also started a hunger strike protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

A Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Orumiyeh Prison to Endure his Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-01 02:01
Hedayat Salamat, a Kurdish civilian from Islam Abad of Orumiyeh who was sentenced to six months of imprisonment by Branch 102 of the Public Court on charges of disrupting public order in August this year, was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison to ...

A Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charge at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-01 02:01
A prisoner was executed on murder charge at Orumiyeh Central Prison this morning on Monday, December 31. He was transferred to a solitary confinement cell yesterday along with two other death row prisoners. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been i ...

'He’s still in prison': Trump lifts Turkey sanctions but Americans remain detained - POLITICO

Politico - 2018-12-30 15:51

Continued Pressure on the Kurdish Political Prisoner by Ministry of Intelligence and Khoy Prison Authorities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-30 02:00
Zeynab Jalalian, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment, was once again deprived of weekly visits with her family by the Ministry of Intelligence. Meanwhile, Khoy Prison authorities still deny her access to the necessary medical care. ...

ESP Leader goes on hunger strike in solidarity with MP Guven

ANF - 2018-12-29 12:03
ESP Leader Cicek Otlu and Ercis Mayor Diba Keskin, held in the Ankara Sincan Closed Women’s Prison, have started a 10-day hunger strike. ...

Sick prisoner passes away during hearing

ANF - 2018-12-29 12:03
Sick prisoner Ibrahim Akbaba suffered a cardiac arrest during his trial in Mardin which he attended through the video conferencing system SEGBIS from the Edirne Type F Prison and lost his life. ...

Kurdish political prisoner Jalalian banned from weekly meeting

ANF - 2018-12-29 12:03
Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment, was once again banned from the weekly meeting by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence. Also, Khoy Prison officials have denied her access to necessary medicine. ...

A Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to Endure his Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-28 02:01
Saber Naderi, a Kurdish civilian from Ghorveh who had been sentenced to four years in prison by Sanandaj Court of Appeal last year, was arrested and transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to serve his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has be ...

Kirkuk council head to appeal six-month prison sentence

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-27 17:50

Rally in Bourdeaux to support hunger strikes

ANF - 2018-12-27 09:39
"In the '80s Laz Kemal launched an initiative in Amed prison to say stop to the persecution in northern Kurdistan. Today, a mother from Central Anatolia is in the same conditions in the same Amed jail." ...

Djihadistes étrangers en Syrie : le casse-tête du rapatriement des enfants

Le Monde - 2018-12-27 08:10
La justice belge a ordonné mercredi le rapatriement de six enfants de djihadistes détenus dans une prison des forces kurdes dans le nord-est de la Syrie. ...

Turkey sends academics to prison for criticism of the bloody war against Kurds

Washingtonexaminer - 2018-12-27 06:04

Increased Imprisonment Sentence for Telegram Channel Admin Detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-27 02:00
A telegram activist, Farokh Abdi, who had previously been sentenced to a total of 30 months of imprisonment on two separate charges including blasphemy, participation in gatherings and collusion against national security, was sentenced to an additional 5 ...

Kirkuk Court Sentences Kurdish Head of Provincial Council to 6 Months

BAS News - 2018-12-26 13:47
ERBIL — The criminal court of Kirkuk on Wednesday sentenced Rebwar Talabani, a Kurdish figure and head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, to six months in prison. According to the verdict, a copy of which was seen by BasNews, Talabani was sentenced in absenti ...

From high-security prison cell, Erdogan rival questions legitimacy of the election - The National

Thenational - 2018-12-26 03:02

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Deprived of Medical Treatment at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-26 02:00
Prison authorities still refuse to transfer Hassan Peyghami, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, to the hospital despite the advice of prison’s doctors. A reliable source has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Ha ...

Turquie: depuis sa prison, le candidat kurde à la présidentielle attaque Erdogan à la TV d'Etat - Le Point

Lepoint - 2018-12-25 19:23

PKK prisoners attacked in prison shuttle

ANF - 2018-12-25 13:29
PKK prisoners in the Bolu Type F Prison were attacked by a criminal convict as part of a prison administration organization. ...

Omer Ocalan appeals to visit Imrali

ANF - 2018-12-25 12:07
HDP Urfa MP Omer Ocalan has submitted an appeal to visit Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Imrali prison. Ocalan pointed out that the Imrali isolation has reached critical levels. ...

Guven: I will continue until my demand is met

ANF - 2018-12-25 11:11
Leyla Guven, on a hunger strike for 47 days demanding the isolation imposed on Ocalan be lifted, said: “I am on this struggle for a purpose. I will continue until my demand is met. I will continue my action whether I am in prison or outside." ...

Four Kurdish Labour Activists Transferred to Prison to Serve Their Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-22 02:00
Four labour activists from Kamyaran were transferred to Kamyaran prison to endure their sentence. They had been arrested in April of 2016 on charges of attending the International Labour Day Ceremony but released after a few days on bail. Kurdistan Human ...

Turkish academic, rights activist sentenced to over 2 years in prison on terrorism charges | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-20 10:47

Trump: Cohen Deserves Prison, Family Getting Off ‘Scott Free’ - The Daily Beast

Thedailybeast - 2018-12-20 03:22

A Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison to Serve his Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-20 02:00
Matin Khaledi, a Kurdish civilian and a resident of Orumiyeh, was transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison to serve his one-year imprisonment on December 16, 2018. He had been arrested during the protests last year and later released on bail. Kurdistan Huma ...

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years prison

Yahoo - 2018-12-20 01:54

Hakan Atilla Faces Sentence of at Least 188 Months in Prison - english

Bianet - 2018-12-19 23:29

Yuksekdag’s prison sentence approved

ANF - 2018-12-19 14:04
Former HDP Co-chair Figen Yuksekdag’s prison sentence was approved by the Ankara Regional Court of Justice. ...

Kurds in Armenia go on hunger strike

ANF - 2018-12-19 10:06
"Isolation, not in Imrali, but in a normal prison would prove unbearable for any prisoner, even for 3 years, let alone 20. Yet our Leader has been standing upright for 20 years and is resisting for the freedom of Kurds.” ...

Two political prisoners entered day 94 of death fast

ANF - 2018-12-19 09:30
Political prisoners Kadir Karabak and Esat Naci Yıldırım have been on death fast for 94 days in Van Prison and are suffering serious health problems. ...

Two-year prison sentence for HDP’s Kürkcü over a speech at Newroz

ANF - 2018-12-18 20:01
The Turkish regime continues its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and those standing behind them. ...

Journalist Gündüz sentenced to 20 months in prison

ANF - 2018-12-18 15:08
Yet another journalist working for the Kurdish press has been sentenced by the Turkish regime. ...

Mother and son sentenced to prison for insulting Turkey's Erdoğan | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-18 07:21

Deer poacher sentenced to watch Bambi in prison

BBC - 2018-12-18 00:02
David Berry Jr, jailed for illegally killing deer, must watch the Disney film Bambi once a month. ...

Kurdish mayor sentenced to nine years in prison

ANF - 2018-12-17 13:27
Mustafa Bayram, the co-mayor of the northern Kurdistan town of Halfeti, has been sentenced to nine years and four months imprisonment for terrorist charges. ...

Turkey sentences German-Kurdish singer to over 6 years in prison | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-15 01:58

Scores of years in prison for 100 Kurdish politicians in Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-14 19:50

Kurdish Children in Turkish Prison Sexually Abused

Armenianweekly - 2018-12-14 18:32

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

Yahoo - 2018-12-14 13:16

Turkish prosecutors seek 15-year prison terms for journalists of opposition newspaper — RT Newsline

RT - 2018-12-14 08:28

These charts show extent of the violence prison staff face

Telegraph - 2018-12-14 06:37

Academics for Peace sentenced to prison in "Kafkaesque" trial | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-13 23:10

Iraqi ministry claims reports of Sulaimani prison break "fabricated"

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-13 20:31

Your loved one dies. The prison leaves a voicemail | The Sacramento Bee

Sacbee - 2018-12-13 14:12

India makes Islamic 'triple-talaq' instant divorce punishable by up to three years in prison

Telegraph - 2018-12-13 09:13

Lie detectors have been used to send 160 sex offenders back to prison

Telegraph - 2018-12-13 07:08

One of Britain's most prolific online paedophiles has 'excessive' prison sentence reduced

Telegraph - 2018-12-13 07:08

Prisoners Break Jail in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2018-12-12 22:07
ERBIL - A number of prisoners have broken a prison in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, and the security forces are trying to catch and bring them back. According to the information BasNews has obtained, the prisoners have escaped to the district ...

Disciplinary punishment against imprisoned DBP Co-chair Tuncel

ANF - 2018-12-12 12:13
Jailed DBP leader Sebahat Tuncel was given a ten-month disciplinary sanction by the prison authorities for participating in a hunger strike. ...

Jury recommends life in prison for Charlottesville driver

BBC - 2018-12-12 00:34
Jurors recommend a life sentence for the man convicted of killing a woman at last year's alt-right rally. ...
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