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Detention Provisions Gravely Hindering Closure of Guantanamo Prison Must Be Removed From the NDAA


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Detention Provisions Gravely Hindering Closure of Guantanamo Prison Must Be Removed From the NDAA

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) executive director Suzanne Nossel issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) being cleared for conference, where they will be finalized and returned to both chambers for final passage


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Amnesty International Disappointed by Appeals Court’s Decision to Uphold Two of the Women’s Pussy Riot Prison Sentence


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Amnesty International Disappointed by Appeals Court’s Decision to Uphold Two of the Women’s Pussy Riot Prison Sentence

(Washington, D.C.) – Suzanne Nossel, Amnesty International USA executive director, issued the following statement in response to a Moscow’s Court’s decision to free Ekaterina Samutsevich and uphold Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova two year sentence. All of the three women were given a two-year sentence for "hooliganism on the grounds of religious hatred” for a protest song they performed in a Moscow cathedral in February 2012 and were designated Amnesty International Prisoners of Conscience.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Another Detainee Dies at Guantanamo


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Another Detainee Dies at Guantanamo

More than 3,000 prisoners in California are held in high security isolation units known as Security Housing Units (SHUs), where they are confined for at least 22 and a half hours a day in single or double cells, with no work or meaningful rehabilitation programs or group activities of any kind. Over 1,000 are held in the SHU at Pelican Bay State Prison, a remote facility where most prisoners are confined alone in cells which have no windows to the outside or direct access to natural light. SHU prisoners are isolated both within prison and from meaningful contacts with the outside world: contact with correctional staff is kept to a minimum, and consultations with medical, mental health and other staff routinely take place behind barriers; all visits, including family and legal visits, are also non-contact, with prisoners separated from their visitors behind a glass screen..


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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