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HMP Wakefield: End racist violence against prisoners in segregation, demand demonstrators

CW: mentons of suicide. Campaigners demonstrated last Sunday at HMP Wakefield to demand an end to racist and inhumane treatment of prisoners kept in the segregation unit. In the last month, prison guards have physically assaulted Black and Jewish prisoners, denied them access to food and letters, and encouraged one prisoner to attempt suicide. A

Racist attacks on Muslim prisoners in HMP Long Lartin exposed by protest

Protestors gathered at HMP Long Lartin on Saturday night to condemn the ongoing racist and Islamophobic abuse by prison officers. People held at the prison have said that Senior Officer (SO) Mark Noah participated in targeted attacks on Black Muslim prisoners. The protestors chanted, “No Justice, No Peace”. There have been at least three attacks

Belarus: Antifascist detained to serve 18 months of forced labour for a street performance

Belarussian activist, antifascist and the singer of street punk band Mister X– Igor Bancer has been sent to a work camp following a court verdict sentencing him to 18 months of forced labour. Igor is no stranger to state oppression and has been arrested multiple times in the past. This time, Bancer was detained and

Prisoners respond with cheers to protest surrounding HMP Full Sutton

Around fifty people descended on HMP Full Sutton, East Yorkshire, in a historic demonstration on Saturday 5th June. Campaign groups are demanding an end to racist violence against incarcerated men of colour Kevan Thakrar and Dwayne Fulgence, and an end to the 1440-bed ‘mega prison’ expansion plan, which has been opposed by the local community

Moscow court approves extradition of Belarusian antifascist facing rioting charges

Last week, the Moscow City Court ruled to extradite to Belarus an anti-fascist from the city of Brest Andrei Kazimirov. Back in Belarus, Kazimirov is facing criminal charges for alleged rioting. He is facing from three to eight years custodial sentence. “The Moscow City Court considered the complaints of Kazimirov and his defenders against the

London: Protesters gather at Ministry of Justice in solidarity with Kevan Thakrar

Friends and family of Kevan Thakrar came together today to demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Justice in what is another escalation in the fight for justice for Kevan. Kevan Thakrar  is a prisoner that had been held in long-term solitary confinement in the Close Supervision Centre (CSC) system of high security prisons. His