Day-old male chicks are normally headed for the shredder shortly after they hatch, as industrial agriculture has no use for them. However, the state of North-Rhine Westphalia has passed a decree banning this practice and the chicks will live.
The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced three British men to four years in jail for drug possession. The men, who were visiting the United Arab Emirates as tourists last year when arrested, have alleged they were tortured by Dubai police.
A prominent former member of the U.S. designated terrorist group Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who is suing the British government over rendition to a Gaddafi prison where he was tortured, is wiling to drop the suit in return for £3 and an apology.
An Egyptian citizen is being refused the right to return home to Egypt by the Albanian authorities. After being held in Guantanamo prison for eight years, although innocent, he was sent to Albania on his release.
When Clive Stafford Smith isn't singing the praises of a convicted murderess or whining about the immorality of the death penalty, his organisation does lobby for some worthy causes, like that of Shaker Aamer.
The case of convicted murderess Linda Carty is back in the news in Britain; this is a short article setting out the true facts about her case as opposed to the propaganda which is swallowed uncritically by the well-meaning and the gullible.
For once, the rock world is doing something useful. Musicians are less than thrilled about prisoners being subjected to high decibel music at Guantanamo Bay detention facility. This delightful obscenity includes the theme from Sesame Street.
Recently, human rights lawyers have fired a harsh accusation towards the United States government. The argument presented is that the US used “floating prisons” to house those arrested on the war on terror.