“The residents of San Francisco, our Mayor and City leaders, the news media and the hardworking men and women of the police department deserve better."
The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists.
While the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the U.S. State Department have called for his immediate release, Jason Rezaian remains detained in an Iranian prison. His fate resides in the hands of an infamous judge known for committing human rights abuses.
“Journalists are being caught in a terror dynamic," in which they are targeted and restricted of their civil liberties in the name of fighting terror. Is this the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history?
Mumia Abu-Jamal has recently returned back to prison after having to be admitted to an intensive care unit because of experiencing a blackout from diabetic shock. He was under heavy surveillance and was only allowed to see close relatives.
Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of his prison hospital without notifying his family. Democracy Now discusses this situation and what needs to happen next.
While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."