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The inmates will be sent to a prison in Gjilan – a town located some 50 kilometres from the capital Pristina, starting from 2023.
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The cells will be used to house foreign prisoners who are due to be deported after serving their sentences.
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Russia dismisses 18 prison officials over rape and torture allegations
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An Italian prisoner, with links to the Neapolitan mafia, is thought to have smuggled in a gun by drone to shoot at other inmates, a prison union has said.
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