October 2013 (4)
Oct 23 2013 12:43PM
Filep Karma: 15 years in prison for raising a flag of independence
Filep Karma is serving 15 years in prison after participating in an annual ceremony in Abepura in 2004, at which a Papuan independence flag was raised. The Morning Star flag is banned by the authorities as a symbol of Papuan independen...
Oct 18 2013 1:16PM
My prison life: Kim Young Soon on North Korea's secret prison camps
Last week I had the good fortune of meeting and introducing a remarkable woman in her late sixties or early seventies. She has spent 8 years of her life imprisoned in one of the darkest, most secretive prisons in the world today. But f...
Oct 16 2013 12:47PM
Violence against Trade Unionists: continued crimes from Guatemala's civil war
Death threats on the telephone, followed by an attack by armed gunmen and the murder of another trade unionist in Guatemala. A scene that could have come straight from Guatemala City in the 70s or 80s, during the peak of the Guatemalan...
Oct 7 2013 3:56PM
Fears that 20,000 people died in North Korean prison camps
Recently I woke to the words of a truly horrific news item reaching my ears from my bedside radio - news that the lives of 20,000 of my fellow human beings are currently unaccounted for, feared dead. Twenty thousand people I regard as...