Political Prisoners

A political prisoner is someone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image are deemed by a government to either challenge or threaten the authority of the state. It may be a prisoner of conscience, deprived of freedom of speech.

Please support Gary Tyler

  • Posted on: 28 November 2007
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Dear Gary Tyler supporter,

Below is an action alert recently issued by Amnesty International. Please
distribute this widely.

The Free Gary Tyler Committee

Gary Tyler, a 49-year-old African American has spent more than 33 years in
prison in Louisiana after being convicted of murder in the shooting of a
white schoolboy during a racially charged incident in 1974. Aged 16 at the
time, Gary Tyler has consistently maintained his innocence of the murder
and federal reviewing courts have declared his trial fundamentally unfair.
Earlier this year, a petition was filed with the Louisiana Pardon Board
requesting that Gary Tyler's life sentence be commuted to a defined number
of years so that the outgoing state governor can authorize his release


US plans case against AP photographer

  • Posted on: 19 November 2007
  • By: pirate

By BRIAN MURPHY, Associated Press Nov. 19, 2007

NEW YORK - The U.S. military plans to seek a criminal case in an Iraqi court against an award-winning Associated Press photographer but is refusing to disclose what evidence or accusations would be presented.An AP attorney on Monday strongly protested the decision, calling the U.S. military plans a "sham of due process." The journalist, Bilal Hussein, has already been imprisoned without charges for more than 19 months.