Category: prison

  • Today is World Samina Malik Day: Terrorize your lyrics

    _____     A reminder about December 6th, World Samina Malik Day. It is after 11:00pm here on East Coast USA, which means that it is already December 6th in half the world. I greet you in freedom, and with poetic license to do so–for now. Yet, this is the day Samina will be sentenced […]

  • World Samina Malik Day December 6th

    _____             I remember this sister from another forum         I’m sure she is sorry for what has happend and didnt mean any harm by it         May Allaah help her, prison is a horrible place                 […]

  • Sources say writer and journalist Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes has died in detention

    Complete story: Reporters Without Borders: Sources say writer and journalist Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes has died in detention Excerpts: “Credible Eritrean sources in Asmara and abroad have told Reporters Without Borders that poet and playwright Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes, who was a journalist with the now-banned weekly Setit, died in detention on 11 January.” [He had been […]

  • Amnesty International: Well-known satirist Sakit Zahidov imprisoned following an unfair trial with questionable evidence

                            from: Amnesty International USA: Azerbaijan: Appeal Cases 24 January 2007; AI Index: EUR 55/002/2007 (Public)         Well-known satirist Sakit Zahidov imprisoned following an unfair trial with questionable evidence Sakit Zahidov, a well-known journalist in Azerbaijan, was sentenced to three years’ […]

  • Ko Un

    _____         Born in 1933, Ko Un is a former Zen monk, a former prisoner, and a poet. Here we sample from, his web site:     Ko Un     There, on the page called “Ko Un on Ko Un“, he writes: For instance, who today would contradict someone who insists […]