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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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