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September 29 2013

Bahrain jails 50 activists for up to 15 years

#Bahrain jails 50 activists for up to 15 years
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/bahrain-jails-50-activists-15-years

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A young Bahraini girl poses for a picture during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of the capital Manama, on 17 September 2013. (Photo: AFP - Mohammed al-Shaikh)

A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced 50 protest activists, many of whom were denied access to a lawyer and gave confessions under #Torture, to lengthy jail terms on terrorism-related charges, a rights group said. Separately, two police officers who were jailed for torturing a (...)

#February_14 #Prison #Top_News

July 12 2013

Visualizing Occupation : Children under Israel's legal regime

Visualizing Occupation: Children under Israel’s legal regime
http://972mag.com/visualizing-occupation-children-under-israels-legal-regime/58973

The different legal systems under which Israelis and Palestinians are tried apply to children as well. As +972 has consistently documented, Palestinian children arrested by the army are treated by the military court system as “potential terrorists.” The visual below demonstrates what would happen should two 12-year-old boys, one Israeli and one Palestinian, get arrested for fighting. One would swiftly be brought before a judge, given access to a lawyer, tried and spared jail time. The other could face two years in jail without trial. This illustration is the eighth in a series of infographics on Palestinian civilian life under occupation.

By Michal Vexler, with the cooperation of Caabu – The Council for Arab-British Understanding

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