political prisoners

VICE News

US slaps sanctions on Kim Jong-un for 'notorious' human rights abuses

The State Department's report constituted the most comprehensive effort by any government to identify the individuals responsible for ongoing abuses, like torture, rape, enslavement and extermination.
VICE News
7.6.16
egypt

How to Eat in an Egyptian Prison

Surviving an Egyptian prison is never easy, especially when you have to endure the summer heat during Ramadan. Smuggling food, bartering for ice with bribable guards, and exchanging pot-smoke-filled balloons is just the start.
Alessandro Accorsi
7.9.15
americas

Rights Abuses Rampant in Venezuela Crackdown on Anti-Government Protests, Report Says

A year after protests against the government shook Venezuela, a new report by Amnesty International details cases of arbitrary detention, sexual abuse, and torture suffered by demonstrators caught in President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown.
Andrea Noel and Alicia Hernández
3.24.15
americas

Venezuela Denies ‘Psychological Torture’ Led Protester to Kill Himself in Prison

Rodolfo Gonzalez, dubbed 'The Aviator,' was an alleged operational chief in last year's Venezuela street protests. He apparently killed himself the night before he thought he'd be transferred to a general-population penitentiary.
Alicia Hernández
3.16.15
middle east

Liberation of ‘Palestine’s Mandela’ Demanded as Israel Delays Release of Prisoners

Renewed calls for the release of Marwan Barghouti come as negotiations to establish the framework of a peace deal are floundering.
Sousan Hammad
3.31.14