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Latest update : 2014-07-03

Robert King, Former Louisiana inmate, Member of the 'Angola 3'

Robert King was just a teen when he entered Angola Prison in the US state of Louisiana for the very first time. In the early 1970s, he was wrongly accused of murder after an inmate was stabbed to death in his cell block. King says he was an easy target: a member of the Black Panthers who was also young, poor, black and had a police record in a racist justice system.

King's story of the decades he and two fellow prisoners spent in solitary confinement is told in a new comic book. Now a free man, he is campaigning to put an end to a practice that he considers torture.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2014-12-17 Dalai Lama

‘China needs Tibetan culture of peace,’ says Dalai Lama

Chinese people are in need of the “peace, compassion and non-violence” advocated by Tibetan Buddhist culture, the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader has said in a...

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2014-12-16 Russia

'We will survive sanctions,’ says Russian foreign minister

Western sanctions will “never” cause economic meltdown for Russia, Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview on Monday.

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2014-12-16 India

Dr Vandana Shiva: 'Cotton has become a seed of slavery'

She turned a local fight against deforestation in central India into a global campaign for food security and biodiversity. Dr. Vandana Shiva is a scientist, activist and...

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2014-12-13 Ukraine

Mistral delivery 'would considerably enhance Moscow's aggressive capacity'

The French government has announced that its final decision on delivering Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia will depend on the situation in Ukraine. But France is under...

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2014-12-10 torture

Head of World Organisation Against Torture: ‘Those responsible have to be brought to justice’

Gerald Staberock is Secretary-General of the World Organisation against Torture, a global network of NGOs dedicated to fighting torture, summary executions, enforced...

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