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Calls for release of Venezuelan opposition leader

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched on a prison in Venezuela where an opposition leader is being detained.

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched on a prison in Venezuela where an opposition leader is being detained.

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Freed journalist returns to Italy

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

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Israel rejects negotiations with jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.

The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.

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Easter mass in a Russian prison

Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.

Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.

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German court jails far-right extremists for planned refugee attacks

A court in Munich jailed four far-right extremists on Wednesday for forming a terror group with racist and anti-Semitic aims and planning to attack refugees.

A court in Munich jailed four far-right extremists on Wednesday for forming a terror group with racist and anti-Semitic aims and planning to attack refugees.

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Jailed Kremlin critic Ildar Dadin's jail term quashed

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

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Guantanamo: ten more prisoners freed

Analysts say it is part of a push by outgoing President Barack Obama to reduce the inmate population before he leaves office.

Analysts say it is part of a push by outgoing President Barack Obama to reduce the inmate population before he leaves office.

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Russian serial killer admits to killing 81 women

Mikhail “The Werewolf” Popkov already serving a life-sentence for murdering 22 women, admitted to police he murdered 59 others

Mikhail “The Werewolf” Popkov already serving a life-sentence for murdering 22 women, admitted to police he murdered 59 others

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Another prison riot claims lives in Brazil

It comes only five days after 56 inmates were slaughtered in the country's worst prison massacre in more than two decades.

It comes only five days after 56 inmates were slaughtered in the country's worst prison massacre in more than two decades.

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Riot officers regain control of British jail

Police have regained control of one of Britain’s biggest jails hours after a huge riot broke out.

Police have regained control of one of Britain’s biggest jails hours after a huge riot broke out.

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Activist's allegations of torture by Russian prison guards spark Moscow protest

Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin claims he is being beaten, repeatedly tortured and threatened with rape and murder in Karelia penal colony in the northwest of the…

Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin claims he is being beaten, repeatedly tortured and threatened with rape and murder in Karelia penal colony in the northwest of the…

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Germany: Outrage over suicide of Syrian terror suspect

German officials are under fire over the suicide of Syrian terror suspect Jaber Albakr, whose death deprives authorities of precious information.

German officials are under fire over the suicide of Syrian terror suspect Jaber Albakr, whose death deprives authorities of precious information.

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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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Trumps claims Obama "lied" about cash for Iran's US prisoners

The US State Department has admitted for the first time that a 400 million dollar cash payment made to Iran ordered by a tribunal was withheld until four US prisoners were…

The US State Department has admitted for the first time that a 400 million dollar cash payment made to Iran ordered by a tribunal was withheld until four US prisoners were…