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Americas Armed Conflict

Cuba: Prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International (AI) is concerned by reports that at least several hundred people may be imprisoned for political reasons in Cuba. Up to three hundred may be prisoners of conscience. They include members of unofficial political and human rights groups, such as Criterio Alternativo or the...
Middle East and North Africa Detention

Further information on medical letter writing action: Syria: Seven prisoners in need of medical care (see MDE 24/06/91, 15 October)

Two of the prisoners referred to in the medical appeal issued on 15 October 1991 have been released. They are: Lina al-Mir, a 30-year-old medical student and May al-Hafez, a 36-year-old lecturer in engineering. Lina al- Mir is reported to suffer from long-standing heart problems which necessitated...
Africa Armed Conflict

Ghana: Political imprisonment and the death penalty

Hundreds of political prisoners, including many members of the armed forces, have been detained without trial over the past 10 years. Initially held outside any legal framework, those detained for long periods have been officially imprisoned on the basis of administrative detention orders issued...