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Sarah Glynn: Why are 162 Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike?

Sarah Glynn, committee member of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, explains the context behind a mass hunger strike in Turkish prisons, which has spread to solidarity actions in Strasbourg and Cardiff,  of Kurdish activists

A HUNGER strike is not a form of protest to be undertaken lightly. It is a last resort when other methods have become impossible. The fact that this has become a regular resort for Kurdish activists is an indication of the extent to which Kurds have been made to suffer. 

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Dr Marsha Scott: Phasing out short prison sentences is a good thing - but not for domestic abusers

Responding to a recent article on CommonSpace by Maggie Mellon arguing in favour of alternatives to prison in some cases of domestic abuse, Scottish Women's Aid chief executive Dr Marsha Scott explains why the organisation disagrees

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