Editor's Picks 31 October

Collection with 12 media items created by Transterra Editor

31 Oct 2013 15:00

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Maximum Security Prisoners of Prayer ...
naivasha, kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
24 Nov 2012

A prisoner prays in a corner during a church ceremony at Naivasha Maxium Security Prison. There is room for personal prayers during the ceremony. Naivasha, Kenya, November 2012.

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Maximum Security Prisoners of Prayer ...
naivasha, kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
24 Nov 2012

A prisoner deep in prayer during a church ceremony at Naivasha Maxium Security Prison. Naivasha, Kenya, November 2012.

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Children On Death Row In Yemen (3 of 8)
Sana'a, Yemen
By dustweare
06 Feb 2013

Mohammed Al-Awadai, the manager of juvenile administration in Yemen’s prison authority, stands in one of two communal cells in the juvenile wing of Sanaa's Central Prison

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Children On Death Row In Yemen (1 of 8)
Sana'a, Yemen
By dustweare
06 Feb 2013

A multi-media essay (with photos, video and text) about child prisoners that are awaiting execution in Yemen. Only five countries - Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen - continue the execution of minors in violation of international law, which “prohibits, without exception, the execution of individuals for crimes committed before they turn eighteen.” The United States was included on that list until 2005 when the Supreme Court finally outlawed the death penalty for minors under eighteen. There are currently 77 juvenile inmates in Sanaa's Central Prison. 35 of them are at high risk of being executed.

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Children On Death Row In Yemen (8 of 8)
Sana'a, Yemen
By dustweare
06 Feb 2013

Abdul Aziz, 16, has been disowned by his family and after an incorrect age assessment test, is now at high risk of being executed.

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Maximum Security Prisoners of Prayer ...
naivasha, kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
24 Nov 2012

A prisoner prays during a church ceremony at Naivasha Maxium Security Prison. During the church service some prisoners pray on their own. Naivasha, Kenya, November 2012.

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Kinshasa Street Children (25 of 73)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
01 Jun 2013

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 09-06-2013
The problem of street children in Kinshasa continues to worsen, despite more than two thousand former street and orphaned children who have been housed and rehabilitated by a national government program. In the DR Congo, the street children are called “enfants sorciers,” meaning the witch kids who are usually victims of domestic violence, the HIV epidemic, early pregnancies, or suspected of practicing voodoo. Most of the children have confessed to pick-pocketing, regular drug use, expecially marijuana and sniffing petrol. A pilot project to rehabilitate thousands of children living on the streets of DR Congo is failing because government is excluding civil society from the rehabilitation program.Two years ago, the government began recruiting Kinshasa’s street kids and placing them into training centres under the auspices of the DR Congo National Service, to provide them trade skills, such as carpentry and tailoring. However following their graduation from life and trade skills training, the children often return to their old lives because there has been no planning by government on how the skills could be utilized by the kids to their benefit.

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The Forgotten of Nha Trang - World Ex...
Nha Trang,Vietnam
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
27 Jun 2012

Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom. The picture shows a young woman,inside one of the psychiatric hospital cells, totally naked and in a state of total mental deprivation, looking trough the cell window bars, attached to the bars with a chain, and begging for medicine.
Ph.Piero Pomponi
Picture available only for Italy.

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The Forgotten of Nha Trang - World Ex...
Nha Trang,Vietnam
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
27 Jun 2012

Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom. The picture shows an old woman,inside one of the psychiatric hospital cells, totally naked and in a state of total mental deprivation, looking trough the cell window bars.
Ph.Piero Pomponi
Picture available only for Italy.

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The Forgotten of Nha Trang - World Ex...
Nha Trang,Vietnam
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
27 Jun 2012

Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom. The picture shows some mental illness inside one of the psychiatric hospital, looking trough the barres window.
Ph.Piero Pomponi
Picture available only for Italy.

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Wounded Prisoner (21-24)
Misrata, Libyen
By Karim Mostafa
23 Feb 2012

2011 meant big changes for Libya. After forty years in power, former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power. But it took an ugly war, and Libyans are now facing the challenge of rebuilding and unifying their country. Among those suffering the consequences are the population of Tawergha, a coastal city of 30,000 inhabitants. During the war, many Tawerghans fought alongside Gaddafi’s forces. Many men were part of laying siege on the neighbouring Misrata, a city that suffered heavily during the months of fighting. When the war was nearing its end, Tawergha was captured by rebel groups from Misrata, who expelled the population and destroyed the houses. The inhabitants were forced to flee; today, many men are imprisoned while women, children and others are dispersed in refugee camps across the country. What will happen to them? The Tawerghans want to return to their homes, but the rebels guarding the city say that they can never come back.

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The Forgotten of Nha Trang - World Ex...
Nha Trang,Vietnam
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
27 Jun 2012

Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom. The picture shows a young woman,inside one of the psychiatric hospital cells, partially naked and in a state of total mental deprivation, looking trough the cell window bars, laughing in an mental illness way.
Ph.Piero Pomponi
Picture available only for Italy.