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G4S Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has mobilized worldwide support to stop Dakota Access LLC, the company that is building the pipeline that threatens their land, water resources, and indigenous burial grounds. It comes as little surprise that G4S is providing security for Dakota Access, LCC. The security company is infamous for its complicity in violations […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

On April 11, 2016, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a new report on Israeli police abusing detained Palestinian children.  Since 2015, the number of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces has more than doubled. According to HRW’s investigation: Interviews with children who have been detained, video footage, and reports from lawyers reveal that Israeli security […]

Investigation Exposes Abuse at G4S Youth Prison

SOURCE: BBC1 PANORAMA The BBC’s Panorama News Program conducted an undercover investigation of the G4S-operated Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent.  The program (above) was aired on January 11, 2016.  Six minutes, 30 seconds (6:30) into the video, a G4S guard is seen restraining a teen with his fingers on the child’s throat.  The child […]

Number of Palestinian Minors In Israeli Prisons Doubles

SOURCE: +972 MAGAZINE According to the Israeli Magazine +972, “Israeli authorities have arrested hundreds of Palestinian minors since the latest uprising began in the start of October. They have been sent to four different facilitates run by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) on both sides of the Green Line.” To reduce overcrowding of children at […]

Angry Community Members Storm G4S Office

SOURCE:  CENSORED NEWS SPECIAL EDITION Community members burst uninvited into the Tucson offices of private security firm G4S and declared their opposition to the company’s profiteering at the expense of immigrant communities in Tucson, across the nation and throughout the world. Incensed by G4S’ role in promoting the criminalization of immigrants and the expansion of […]

Shireen Issawi, Winner of 2014 Alkarama Award for Human Rights Defenders

SOURCE:  SAMIDOUN  Shireen Issawi is a human rights lawyer and prominent advocate for Palestinian prisoner rights from occupied East Jerusalem who has participated in monitoring, documenting and advocacy on human rights violations committed by Israeli authorities against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Issawi was arrested by Israeli authorities on March 6, 2014 and has since […]

Ayman Nasser, Legal Coordinator for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

SOURCE: MA’AN NEWS AGENCY Hyman Nassar was arrested on Septermber 18, 2014 – he has been arrested multiple times and placed under administrative detention — he has not been charged with any crime. Nasser is the legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. The U.S. National Lawyers Guild International Committee has […]

Bushra al-Talweel, Journalist and Activist on Palestinian Prisoner Issues

SOURCE: SAMIDOUN Bushra al-Taweel was arrested on July 2, 2014. She is a 21 year-old student and journalist who volunteers for the Aneen Al-Qaid news organization which publishes information about Palestinian prisoner issues. She also performs voluntary work for the Prisoners Club and is a participant in a European Union sponsored project on documenting human […]

Bassem Tamimi, Activist and Organizer Against Illegal Settlements on West Bank

SOURCE: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Amnesty International has designated Bassem Tamimi as a prisoner of conscience.  Amnesty International has called on the Israeli military authorities to end their campaign of harassment, intimidation, and arbitrary detention against Tamini. For years, Tamimi has protested the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the confiscation of land […]

Murad Shtaiwi, Human rights lawyer, prominent Leader From Kufr Qaddoum

SOURCE: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Murad Shtaiwi is a well known non-violent activist and one of the leaders of weekly protests in Kufr Qaddum. The protests are aimed at the military occupation and call for the reopening of the main road connecting Kufr Quddum to Nablus, that was closed due to the expansion of illegal Israeli settlement […]