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As Egypt hosts #COP27 let’s not forget the estimated 60,000 political prisoners held there.

We join the calls to release Alaa Abd El Fattah who is on hunger strike right now. #FreeAlaa

We also want to shine a light on some of those in prison here in the UK in this thread:🧵 Image
While the eyes of the world are on #cop27egypt it's crucial to pressure their Government on their human rights record and for political prisoners release.

Reports of human rights abuses range from harassing activists & journalists to torturing prisoners:…
But many of the delegations arriving in Sharm el-Sheikh today are also increasing repression of protest. Often in direct response to nonviolent climate movements.

Some speaking at #COP27 this week, are silencing calls for #ClimateAction at home.…
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@TheJusticeDept 2-28-22
Thanks to our speakers!
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo @nofearcoalition
Kymone Freeman @WeActRadio
Leo Flores @LeonardoEFA @codepink
Peter Brooks, Native American activist
Luci Murphy's BWCC chorus @_ONEDC
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo opens:
“Today…we want to lift up whistleblowers.
We want to lift up our political prisoners
because they have been criminalized by a criminal government…by a government that doesn’t respect human rights.” @nofearcoalition
“Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Julian Assange
they all said ‘NO!’
You can keep your money because I am choosing my conscience...choosing…that I am a human being not a cog in the capitalist system. And for that they are being tortured”
Marsha Coleman-AdeBayo @NoFearCoalition
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1/ As dawn broke in London today, members of the diaspora and friends of India in the UK dropped a huge banner reading #ResignModi from Westminster Bridge. #indiaIndependenceday #IndependenceDayIndia #IndependenceDay2021
2/ Earlier they held a candlelit vigil at the Indian High Commission to remember all those killed under the Modi regime #ResignModi #IndependenceDay #IndependenceDayIndia2021
3/ They have released a statement explaining the reasons for the action ( thread) #ResignModi #indiaIndependenceday #IndependenceDay2021
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Pursuant to Rule 53 of our Rules of Procedure, I seize the opportunity to respond to the State of the Nation Address delivered by the President on June 4. #SOTN2021 #AccountabilityAndService
While the Article 101 of the Constitution doesn't prescribe the content of the Address, it is expected that President would use it as a performance report card of what has been undertaken by government since the last address. Unfortunately, this has never been the case. #SOTN2021
Specifically Objective I(ii) requires the President to report at least once a year the extent of realization of the policy objectives and principles. The provision does not deter the State of the Nation Address from being used as the reporting mechanism. #AccountabilityAndService
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We welcome the decision of the Delhi Sessions Court to grant the release warrant for Devangana, Natasha and Asif. This comes two days after they were granted bail by the Delhi High Court. We hope to see them released by today.
2/n We have also seen how the Delhi Police has tried to delay the release of the three student activists by asking for up to 6 days for the verification of sureties and permanent addresses.
3/n The Delhi Police has also filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court to initiate an “immediate stay” on the order of the Delhi High Court which remains to be heard.
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"This is about the 'trial' so-called.
Meanwhile, in prison, the political
prisoner again suffers a regime that is
palpably different-and much 'more
undemocratic-than that the non-political
undertrials suffer. Prisons are supposed
to be governed by manuals of rules; (1/4)
these rules usually differ slightly from state to state but all of them belong to a subterranean world that has not heard of things like justice and fundamental rights. The hallmark of the manuals is a total arbitrariness: rules of discipline, procedures for inquiry and (2/4)
award of punishment are all arbitrary. And thus, without any need to
define new prison rules for political
prisoners, they can be and are being
treated as a different category of prisoners
to whom even the minimum rights available to ordinary undertrials are not
available." (3/4)
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7-9pm, 9th May. TODAY.

Use hashtags: #ReleaseNatashaNarwal
Natasha continues to be jailed while her father, who is diabetic, is on a ventilator battling Covid-19. Her brother has also tested positive for Covid-19. Natasha should be released immediately sidhe can be with her father and support her family in these difficult times!
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#PROFILESOFDISSENT is a series that centers on amplifying stories of courage that are both ordinary and remarkable in India, and their personal and political histories, as a way to reclaim our public spaces
Here is a thread with what we have published so far:
“Above all, there should be dignity and respect in the affairs related to the birth or death of human beings” – a profile of Varavara Rao #ProfilesOfDissent #VaravaraRao…
We need groups organised to fight, they’re the ones who can make a dent” – a profile of Sudha Bharadwaj…
#SudhaBharadwaj #FreePoliticalPrisoners #ProfilesOfDissent
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Arvind Murti welcomes the speakers and sathis to the Uttar Pradesh #WeShallSpeak meet.
Prerana Kala Manch from Varanasi invokes the revolutionary spirit of people's struggles through the song-
Mashalen le kar chalna hai
Jab tak raat baaki hai!

(We shall walk with flaming torches, till there is dark in the world)
@meeracomposes Meera speaking about the 'We Shall Speak' campaign that has been going on for about a month.
The campaign brings to the front state repression and people's movements in the situation of economic crisis and covid-19.
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Reina Mae Nasino and her two companions Ram Carlo Bautista and Alma Moran, were arrested at the office of Bayan-Manila in Tondo during wee hours of November 5, 2019 while they were sleeping.
Armed policemen barged inside the house under the authority of a search warrant issued by QC RTC Exec Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert. The issuance of SWs is instrumental in the series of arrests of activists in Negros & Metro Mla in Oct & Nov 2019, including the arrest of Nasino
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1⃣The tragedy of #Coronavirus spread in #Iran's prisons
The Iranian regime angered the prisoners by disagreeing with the release of prisoners.
5 Iranian jail riots in recent weeks, with hundreds escaping jail so far
#Covid_19 epidemic has arguably provided #Iran's regime authorities with an opportunity to ramp up this practice, thereby killing off political prisoners or at least severely impairing their health
#Coronavirus in #Iran'ian prisons

Reports indicate a riot by inmates of "Adel Abad Prison" in Shiraz

and some of them managed to escape. Some local sources report hearing gunshots from prison

Security forces have besieged the prison.
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