International Outcry Releases Sudan Woman from death row

International Outcry Releases Sudan Woman from death row

Harriet Sherwood for GDN – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/GDN) SUDAN, NORTHERN AFRICA: A Christian woman on death row in a Sudanese prison has been released on the orders of a court in Khartoum following an international outcry over her sentence and treatment. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, had been sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and […]

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

Women drug arrests fill Latin American prisons

IRIN for – WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Bogata, COLOMBIA, AMERICAS: As growing numbers of women languish in Latin American jails on drug-trafficking charges, their role in organized crime is under the spotlight – as is the prison system that incarcerates them, and the patriarchal society that appears to be failing them. Although women still represent the […]

Egyptian women protesters freed

Egyptian women protesters freed

Al Jazeera – Tuesday, 10 December 2013 (originally published 07 Dec) Egyptian authorities have released 21 women and girls convicted for staging a street protest after an appeal court reduced their harsh penalties, including prison terms of 11 years, to suspended sentences. The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry. […]

Woman Pussy Riot band member Tolokonnikova in Siberian prison hospital

Woman Pussy Riot band member Tolokonnikova in Siberian prison hospital

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Twenty-six days following the unexplained disappearance of Russian incarcerated Nadezhda Tolokonnikova a band member with the punk rock group Pussy Riot, her location has been revealed. The female musician, who has been serving a prison sentence along with band member Maria Alyokhina for performing what they called […]

IRAN: Kurdish rights defender Ms. Zainab Bayazidi released from prison

IRAN: Kurdish rights defender Ms. Zainab Bayazidi released from prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and Campaign for Equality announced today after receiving reliable news that Kurdish political prisoner Ms. Zainab Bayazidi was released from a detention center in the Azerbaijan Province in Maragheh on Tuesday November 20 after spending 1,622 days there. Ms Bayazidi is a member […]

Women in Prison Fare Better in China

Women in Prison Fare Better in China

Didi Kirsten Tatlow  – New York Times – Thursday, 13 September 2012 (originally published 11 Sept) BEIJING — Shackling during childbirth? Wang Jinling sounds horrified when asked whether it happens in Chinese prisons, as it does in prisons in the United States. “Really!” said Ms. Wang, one of China’s leading researchers on women in prison, […]

To heal society the first step is to ‘destigmatize’ rape

To heal society the first step is to ‘destigmatize’ rape

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Opinion (WNN) GLOBAL: Although convicted of 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, serial killer and rapist Richard Ramirez receives hundreds of letters every year from adoring women at San Quentin State Prison. Some arrive with lipsticked kisses and others with photographs. The state of California […]