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Alaa Abdel-Fattah: Leaders raise case of jailed activist at COP27
France's President Macron and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak both raised the case of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah with Egypt's President al-Sisi at COP27.
The Iranian musician risking prison for his new album
Mehdi Rajabian has spent years in prison, lived through solitary confinement and endured hunger strikes just to put his music out in the world. His latest album 'It Arrives' puts his life on the line once again.
On-the-run prisoner dies in car crash after cross-border manhunt
The man had escaped from day release and hijacked two vehicles before the fatal collision.
Iran jails two Swedish citizens for alleged drug trafficking
Tensions between Tehran and Stockholm soared after a Swedish court convicted a former Iranian official of war crimes during the 1980s.
Controversy in France over 'shocking' go-kart prison event
A controversial event involving prisoners and staff at France's Fresnes prison featured go-karting and an obstacle course.
Paralysed gunman dies after court allows his request for euthanasia
The man had begged for the right to die but victims of the shooting had argued that he should face justice.
Dozens killed in fire after escape attempt at Colombian prison
The incident occurred at a facility in the southwestern city of Tuluá.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny moved to maximum-security prison
The Russian opposition leader had been jailed near Moscow since February 2021.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is facing a further 15 years in jail
The most prominent critic of Vladimir Putin wrote on Instagram this week that the fresh charges against him include "inciting illegal protests" and creating an "extremist group".
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Another Ecuador prison clash leaves 43 inmates dead
A clash between rival Ecuadorian gangs has left 43 inmates dead, officials said Monday, little more than a month after another prison riot resulted in 20 deaths.
Denmark agrees €15m deal to send 300 foreign prisoners to Kosovo
Danish authorities had initially announced plans to rent prison cells in the small Western Balkan country in December.
Prisoners use mail-in voting for first time in a presidential election
It's seen a sharp rise in the number of prisoners voting this time around.
Investigations launched into alleged mistreatment of Russian prisoners
Kyiv and Moscow are investigating a graphic video which has been widely shared on social media but has not been verified.
El Salvador prisoners dragged out of cells amid spike in gang violence
Officers dragged half-naked inmates out of their cells, forced them to run and searched them in the courtyard. President Nayib Bukele issued an ultimatum to gangs considered responsible for dozens of homicides in three days, threatening to increase punishments on their imprisoned members.
Snake Island sailors freed in Ukraine war prisoner exchange, says Kyiv
The 13 soldiers had famously defied Russian warships at the very start of the invasion.
Calls for calm after Corsican nationalist dies from prison attack
The fatal attack has sparked rioting and protests on the French Mediterranean island.
Violent clashes continue in Corsica after prominent prisoner attacked
Protesters have rallied for several days after a convicted murderer and Corsican independence activist was left in a coma by another prisoner.
Alexei Navalny faces additional 10-year jail sentence on fraud charges
The Russian opposition leader is already serving a 2.5-year sentence in a maximum-security detention centre.
Inmates sue after receiving Ivermectin to treat COVID without consent
Four inmates in the US state of Arkansas claim they were given Ivermectin after testing positive for COVID, but they say they were told that it was vitamins, antibiotics or steroids.
Gorgona: The prison island with tropical rainforests and a dark past
Popular with ecotourists now, this Colombian beauty spot harbours a brutal history.