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Barbaros Sansal made the decision to start a new life in Belgium after being attacked and imprisoned last year for posting a critical video on social media.
Allegations of ill-treatment of prisoners in Russian prisons are not new but Yevgeny Makarov's torture case has brought them to limelight again.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to Evin prison in Iran after three day furlough
In Morocco, King Mohamed VI granted pardon to 188 activists of the disputed Rif movement. It comes as the religious festival of Eid started on Monday
A look at some of the most daring, dangerous and outrageous attempts to escape prison in Europe.
One of France's most famous gangsters has escaped a prison in the Paris region by helicopter, according to local media.
The move is being seen as a goodwill gesture ahead of a planned meeting between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader
Soldier Elor Azaria escaped the maximum sentence of 20 years for manslaughter when he was sentenced to 18 months in prison last year. He has served less than nine.
Two years on: 'not enough has been done' Richard Ratcliffe tells euronews about his wife Nazanin's detention.
Riot leads to tragedy as blaze kills prisoners.
How many inmates are in prisons across Europe and what does their incarceration cost each country's government?
France is to introduce landline telephones into prison cells within three years.
Four detainees have escaped from a Berlin jail.
The city's justice ministry said that the men escaped via a car workshop on the grounds of the Ploetzensee prison
Iran airs what it claims is proof that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was training Iranian journalists
A maximum security prison in Brazil has hosted its annual beauty pageant for inmates, aiming to improve the women's self-esteem.
The charges against 10 human rights activists imprisoned in Turkey will leave you incredulous, writes Amnesty International's Stefan Simanowitz
At least 13 people have been killed after a fight broke out in a prison in northern Mexico
"It wasn't just an escape, it was a major IRA operation.”
"Crown Heights" tells true story of the fight for justice by a wrongfully-imprisoned African-American, and his best friend.
With its narrow rooms, metal bars and bunk beds, Bangkok’s first prison-themed hostel promises the look and feel of a real jail in the bustling Thai