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Water in Zambian prisons cut-off
Author: Jean
Published: Feb 23, 2012

THE Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company yesterday disconnected water supply to all prisons in Central province to recover more than K200million (US$38000) owed in water bills, placing prisoners lives in jeopardy.

Malawi human rights lawyer Kasambara detained
Author: Jean
Published: Feb 21, 2012

Ralph Kasambara, former Attorney-General and lawyer who has brought many of the most recent important human rights or rule of law cases in Malawi to court, has been detained in prison after defending himself from petrol bombers.

Congo Minister spends New Year with young inmates
Author: Jean
Published: Jan 01, 2012

The Minister of Youth and Civic Education in Republic of the Congo, Anatole Collinet Makosso, spent New Year's day with young offenders in Brazzaville prison and delivered civic education materials to the prison.

Article 5 Initiative launched at old Breakwater Prison
Author: Berber
Published: Dec 15, 2011

On 13 December, following International Human Rights Day, the Article 5 Initiative (A5I) was launched at the Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town. The Article 5 Initiative aims to support African institutions to improve domestic compliance with international law obligations, norms and procedures under the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR).

WaterAid launches handwashing project in Burkina prisons
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 29, 2011

The "Clean hands in prison" campaign is focused on raising awareness on the importance of washing hands, reducing the prevalence and transmission rates of diseases brought about by a lack of hygiene and sanitation in jails.

Chief Justice of Nigeria criticises use of holding charges
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 16, 2011

Top judge condemns the practice of filing holding charges against accused persons and “trial by public parade of suspects on pages of newspapers and on the television” and blames the practice for congestion in prisons.

Guinea paralegals detained and intimidated
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 11, 2011

Human Rights Watch called on the Guinean government to investigate the role of two high-level officials in the apparent illegal detention and intimidation of members of a prominent Guinean human rights group.

'Detention used to stifle dissent in Uganda'
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 09, 2011

Amnesty International released a report on 1 November 2011 which accuses the Ugandan state of targeting critical journalists, civil society activists and opposition political leaders with "arbitrary arrest, intimidation, threats and politically motivated criminal charges".

Volcano threatens Goma prison
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 09, 2011

Africa's most active volcano, Nyamuragira, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, began erupting on the night of 6 November 2011.

30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku October 2011
Author: calitz
Published: Oct 01, 2011

The October 2011 edition of 30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku is now available on our website. "30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku" covers domestic and major international media reporting on prison related issues sourced from press reviews, newspapers and websites.

30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku September 2011
Author: calitz
Published: Sep 01, 2011

The September 2011 edition of 30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku is now available on our website. "30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku" covers domestic and major international media reporting on prison related issues sourced from press reviews, newspapers and websites.

Submission on the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill B39-2010
Author: calitz
Published: Aug 24, 2011

On 24 August, CSPRI researcher, Clare Ballard, presented a submission to the Portfolio Committee for Justice and Constitutional Development on the proposed amendments to the ‘use of deadly force’ provisions in the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977.

30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku August 2011
Author: calitz
Published: Aug 01, 2011

The August 2011 edition of 30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku is now available on our website. "30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku" covers domestic and major international media reporting on prison related issues sourced from press reviews, newspapers and websites.

International Tribunal refers prosecution to Rwanda
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 28, 2011

The prosecution of Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi, a former Pentecostal pastor, who allegedly led multiple attacks on ethnic Tutsis, including a massacre at Kayenzi Church in July 1994, has been referred by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to the Rwanda court system in terms of a UN resolution aimed at empowering national judicial systems to promote the rule of law.

Illegal immigrants die in Gabon detention
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 17, 2011

Agence France Press (AFP) reports that three illegal immigrants died in detention, possibly of cholera, after being expelled from an illegal gold mine.

Ten suffocate in detention in Chad
Author: Jean
Published: Oct 03, 2010

Forty-seven villagers were arrested by police in connection with the death of a village chief who had been implicated in child abduction cases.

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