1960-1969 | Martial law | Torture | Yemen

Britain suspends the Aden constitution and imposes direct rule

25 September 1965 On 25 September 1965, the British government suspended the constitution in its colony of  Aden, officially known as the South Arabian Federation. All governing powers were placed in the hands of Sir Richard Turnbull, the high commissioner. The state legislature was dismissed and a dusk to dawn curfew imposed.1 A Downing Street…

1900-1919

Hunger striker denied a bed, bedding and even his boots, dies from forced feeding

25 September 1917 Thomas Ashe was a prominent Irish Republican, who had taken part in Ireland’s 2016 Easter Rebellion against British rule. He died, aged 32, on Tuesday 25 September 1917, just five days into a hunger strike at Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison, due to a complication from forced feeding. At the subsequent coroner’s inquest, it…