A dentist at an immigration detention facility told inspectors he doesn’t have time for cleanings or fillings — but suggested immigrants floss with string from their socks if they’re ‘dedicated to dental hygiene’

Getty Images/John Moore A scathing watchdog report accused an immigration detention facility in California of providing substandard medical and dental care. One of the two dentists overseeing the 1,700 detained immigrants said he doesn’t provide cleanings or fillings because he doesn’t have time. The dentist suggested that immigrants who can’t afford floss from the commissary […]

Court slaps Navalny with another 20 days of civil detention, bringing criminal prosecution closer

Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days of administrative arrest for organizing violent protests that caused damage to police property. One more civil sentence will result in the activist facing a criminal prosecution. The sentence was passed by the Simonovsky court on Monday evening. The judge pronounced Navalny guilty of organizing illegal protests that […]

‘Spy mania’: Moscow summons Norwegian envoy over ‘absurd’ detention of Russian man

Moscow has lodged a “strong protest” with Norway after the arrest of a Russian Senate employee who took part in a parliamentary event in Oslo. The “absurd” spy charges are part of the West’s “spy mania,” the Foreign Ministry said. The ministry has demanded an explanation from the Norwegian ambassador Rune Resaland over the arrest […]

A 15-year-old girl in Kentucky spent 6 days in juvenile detention after wearing a T-shirt to class that protested her high school’s dress code

Courtesy of Theresa Rucks Isabella Messer was arrested at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on August 23.  It came after officials said she violated the dress code twice and had an altercation with a school resource officer.  In the first dress code violation incident, Isabella was stopped by her principal for wearing a shirt that […]

The UN is calling on China to ‘immediately release’ one million Muslim Uighurs who may be held in detention centers

Kevin Frayer/Getty The United Nations has called on China to end the detention of up to one million Uighurs in the far western Xinjiang province. The committee also called out China’s practice of racial and ethnic profiling and heavy-handed restrictions that disproportionately target the Uighur community.  Xinjiang has become one of the most intrusive police states in […]

Probe finds restraining immigrant teens at U.S. detention facility isn’t abuse

A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens at a Virginia detention centre has confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads, but concluded their treatment doesn’t amount to abuse or neglect.

Accused 'Russian agent' Butina allowed phone calls, but not dental help, after 19 days' detention

Embassy officials that visited Russian gun activist Maria Butina in US jail on Thursday said that the 29-year-old, who has been in custody for over two weeks, was allowed to make calls, was being denied the help of a dentist. Thursday marks 19 days since Butina, charged with acting as an agent of the Russian […]

The 6-year-old immigrant girl heard on a secret recording from a detention facility has finally been reunited with her mother

The Houston Chronicle/Marie D. De Jes’s via Associated Press A little girl whose voice was heard in a recording from a detention facility has been reunited with her mother after they were separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Six-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid could be heard on the recording persistently asking officers to […]

Federal judge rejects Trump’s request to allow long-term detention of immigrant kids

Getty Images/Spencer Platt A federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children. Judge Dolly Gee turned down a US Justice Department motion to modify a 1997 settlement to allow the government to keep underage migrants in detention alongside their parents. The government asked to suspend a requirement that […]

Melania Trump wears £40 Adidas trainers to visit children at immigrant detention centre

Melania Trump visited an immigrant detention centre to day on the US border. The First Lady, whose husband is Donald Trump, President of the US, looked serious. She stepped out in an all white outfit today for her official appearance. She also wore a khaki army style jacket over her angelic look. But the real […]