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Jailed Egypt activist on hunger strike moved to new prison

May. 20, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have transferred a prominent political activist from a maximum-security prison where he was allegedly tortured and denied basic rights to a new correctional facility, his family said on Thursday. Alaa Abel-Fattah was transferred from Cairo's Tora...

Some held at Tacoma ICE detention center fear COVID spread

May. 19, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Nine people held at the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma have joined in a hunger strike to protest what they say are unclean conditions amid worries about a COVID spread. The strike began Friday, according to the group La Resistencia. The facility that...

Iran releases activist who opposed Internet control bill

Mar. 03, 2022 02:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian authorities have released on bail an activist who was jailed for criticizing proposed legislation to further police Iran's already-censored Internet, his family said. Hossein Ronaghi, a blogger and free-speech activist, disappeared on Feb....