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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…

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US transfers 15 Guantanamo inmates to UAE

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

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Turkey: 'credible evidence' of detainees being tortured - Amnesty

Amnesty International has published a statement alleging that detainees in Turkey are being tortured amid the spate of arrests after the 15 July failed coup.

Amnesty International has published a statement alleging that detainees in Turkey are being tortured amid the spate of arrests after the 15 July failed coup.

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Freed son of former Pakistani Prime Minister returns home

The freed son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has returned to his family home in Lahore. Ali Haider Gilani was freed from Taliban captivity by

The freed son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has returned to his family home in Lahore. Ali Haider Gilani was freed from Taliban captivity by

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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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Killer Anders Breivik's human rights have been breached, court rules

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has partly won a court case over his prison treatment. He is serving 21 years for murdering 77 people. The

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has partly won a court case over his prison treatment. He is serving 21 years for murdering 77 people. The

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Dozens of political prisoners released in Myanmar

It marks the first such wave of releases pledged by Aung San Suu Kyi as a top priority for the new government.

It marks the first such wave of releases pledged by Aung San Suu Kyi as a top priority for the new government.

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[Watch] Inmates escape Canadian jail by helicopter

Two inmates at a Canadian jail created their own version of “The Great Escape”, fleeing Quebec’s St-Jérôme jail by clinging to a cord attached to a

Two inmates at a Canadian jail created their own version of “The Great Escape”, fleeing Quebec’s St-Jérôme jail by clinging to a cord attached to a

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Former leader of banned Basque party freed from jail in Spain

The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence

The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence

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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert starts 19-month jail term for corruption

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began a 19 month jail term for corruption on Monday – making him the country’s first ex-head of government

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began a 19 month jail term for corruption on Monday – making him the country’s first ex-head of government

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49 detainees dead after Mexico Topo Chico prison riot

Angry relatives gathered outside Mexico’s Topo Chico prison, notorious for its violence, after 49 detainees died during a deadly riot inside the

Angry relatives gathered outside Mexico’s Topo Chico prison, notorious for its violence, after 49 detainees died during a deadly riot inside the

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Dozens dead in Mexico prison violence

At least fifty two people have died in a riot and fire at a prison in Mexico. A dispute between rival drug gangs is said to have triggered the

At least fifty two people have died in a riot and fire at a prison in Mexico. A dispute between rival drug gangs is said to have triggered the

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Lawyers for 'El Chapo' Guzman to resist his extradition to US

The lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman said he will resist extradition to the United States for his client. The kingpin known as El Chapo is

The lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman said he will resist extradition to the United States for his client. The kingpin known as El Chapo is

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' recaptured

He made headlines around the world when he tunneled out of a maximum security prison through a long tunnel, but now he’s been recaptured. The

He made headlines around the world when he tunneled out of a maximum security prison through a long tunnel, but now he’s been recaptured. The

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Thousands of US prisoners freed early because of computer glitch

More than 3,000 prisoners have been released early in Washington because of a computer glitch. Sentence reductions for good behaviour were

More than 3,000 prisoners have been released early in Washington because of a computer glitch. Sentence reductions for good behaviour were