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France: Ex-budget minister Cahuzac jailed for three years for tax fraud

A former budget minister, who championed France’s campaign against tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for tax fraud and money…

A former budget minister, who championed France’s campaign against tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for tax fraud and money…

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Eto'o could face 10-year prison sentence

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for…

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for…

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Spanish court calls for Neymar to serve two years in prison

Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch

Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch

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Afghan women imprisoned in elder's homes

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

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Hundreds still at large following Brazil jail-break

The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r

The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r

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Orange is the new black - pot noodles are the new tobacco

Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.

Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.

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US reveals plans to phase out private prisons

The US government has announced plans to phase out privately-run prisons after an inquiry found they were less safe and no cheaper than public jails.

The US government has announced plans to phase out privately-run prisons after an inquiry found they were less safe and no cheaper than public jails.

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Tens of thousands of prisoners freed in Turkey

The government has given no reason for the reform, which is part of a series of measures outlined in two state-of-emergency decrees.

The government has given no reason for the reform, which is part of a series of measures outlined in two state-of-emergency decrees.

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Turkish prosecutors seek jail term for pro-Kurdish party leader Demirtas

Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…

Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…

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Prominent journalist freed in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova - an investigative reporter for Radio Free Europe - has been released on probation.

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova - an investigative reporter for Radio Free Europe - has been released on probation.

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Striking prison wardens burst into Belgian justice ministry building

There have been dramatic scenes in Brussels, with striking prison wardens bursting into the Belgian Justice Ministry building. Baton-wielding riot

There have been dramatic scenes in Brussels, with striking prison wardens bursting into the Belgian Justice Ministry building. Baton-wielding riot

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' is moved to jail near US border

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved from a jail in central Mexico on Saturday to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the US border, in a move that appears

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved from a jail in central Mexico on Saturday to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the US border, in a move that appears

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Saleh Abdeslam's lawyers prepare for their client's trial in France

He was once Europe’s most wanted fugitive, now he is in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison in the Paris region. Saleh Abdeslam the

He was once Europe’s most wanted fugitive, now he is in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison in the Paris region. Saleh Abdeslam the

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Silent screaming - suicides and meds blight French prisons

Suicide rates in French prisons are almost double the European average. The latest data from the Council of Europe, in a report published in December

Suicide rates in French prisons are almost double the European average. The latest data from the Council of Europe, in a report published in December

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Italy leads way on prison reform but system in crisis

Italy is showing the world how to reform prisons, and has passed into law an impressive and widely-praised reform package. But the money to implement it is sorely lacking, and in the meantime most of

Italy is showing the world how to reform prisons, and has passed into law an impressive and widely-praised reform package. But the money to implement it is sorely lacking, and in the meantime most of