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Syria Kurds say prison housing IS fighters hit by Turkey

Beirut - Syria's Kurds said Thursday that Turkish bombardment had hit a prison they use to house captured Islamic State group fighters, despite Ankara's pledge to do nothing to undermine the campaign against the jihadists."The Turkish regime...

French drug smuggler moving to Indonesia's 'Alcatraz' after escape bid

Jakarta - A French drug smuggler who briefly faced execution in Indonesia will be transferred to a high-security prison island, dubbed the nation's "Alcatraz", following a second escape bid, a corrections official said Friday.

Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Friday after being taken to the hospital last week with heart problems, his doctor said.

Lebanon detains former militia member accused of torture

Beirut - Lebanon has detained a senior member of a disbanded Israel-backed militia, a judicial source said Thursday, after his return to the country sparked widespread condemnation and revived accusations of torture.

Ukraine filmmaker in Moscow for possible prisoner swap: reports

Moscow - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, serving a 20-year jail term in Russia, was moved to Moscow ahead of a possible prisoner swap, Russian news agencies and Ukrainian MPs said Thursday.

Hundreds escape Papua prison after violent riots

Manokwar - Indonesian authorities were hunting for more than 250 inmates who escaped a Papua prison set ablaze during violent riots, officials said Tuesday, as fresh protests broke out in the restive region.

Iran must free women held over veil protests: UN experts

Geneva - A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws compelling women to wear veils.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

Canada resident home after Iran jail escape: ministry, family

Ottawa - An Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a pornographic website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison and has arrived in Canada, the foreign ministry and his family said.

Brazil inmates 'suffocated' during transfer after jail riot

Rio De Janeiro - Four inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days.

Inmates behind Brazil deadly prison riot transferred

Altamira - Forty-six inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots were being transferred to other jails on Tuesday, an official said.

Inmates behind Brazil deadly prison riot transferred: official

Altamira - Forty-six inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots were being transferred to other jails Tuesday, an official said.

Outcry in Spain over tributes to freed ETA prisoners

Madrid - Tributes paid to two members of the Basque separatist group ETA when they left jail sparked outrage Tuesday in Spain, prompting the government to called for an investigation.

Deadly unrest in Latin America's prisons

Rio De Janeiro - The deadly riot in a prison at Altamira in northern Brazil, which left more than 50 dead on Monday, is the latest unrest in Latin America's notoriously overcrowded jails.

At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot

Rio De Janeiro - At least 57 inmates were killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said.

British-Iranian woman transferred back to Tehran prison

London - A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 has been returned to prison after being held in the mental ward of a public hospital for nearly a week, her husband said Monday.

British-Iranian ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail

London - A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 on sedition charges she denies has ended her hunger strike after 15 days, her husband said Saturday.

Notorious French 'doctor' who killed family released to abbey

Fontgombault - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending to be a successful doctor for two decades in a case that inspired a book and films was released Friday after 26 years in jail and immediately moved into a monastery.

Notorious French fake doctor and killer freed: lawyer

Tours - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending for two decades to be a successful doctor in a case that inspired a book and films, has been released on parole after 26 years in jail, his lawyer said Friday.

Two guards freed as French prison hostage standoff ends

Paris - An inmate armed with a homemade weapon took two guards hostage at a high-security prison in northwest France on Tuesday before both were freed unharmed five hours later, authorities said.

Tokyo prison that held Ghosn opens doors to answer critics

Apo - Perhaps the most famous recent inmate at the Tokyo Detention House, ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, is no longer resident, but the prison has thrown open its doors hoping to answer critics.

Prison unemployment payments leave Dutch red-faced

Den Haag - Dutch authorities have been left red-faced after revelations that hundreds of prisoners collect unemployment benefits behind bars despite the law specifically prohibiting the practice.

Clashes in four Brazil prisons leave 40 dead

Rio De Janeiro - At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday over an apparent gang dispute, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and deadly prison system.

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead

S - Clashes between inmates killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil on Sunday, the regional prison authority said.

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead

S - Clashes between inmates killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil on Sunday, the regional prison authority said.

Kurdish prisoners end hunger strike in Turkey after Ocalan call

Ankara - Thousands of inmates in Turkish prisons ended their mass hunger strike on Sunday, heeding a calling by militant Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan whose jail conditions they were protesting.

Kurdish rebel leader calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey: lawyers

Istanbul - Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said Sunday.

'American Taliban' Lindh released as Afghan war still boils

Washington - John Walker Lindh, the US Muslim convert who came to be known as the "American Taliban" after being captured while fighting in Afghanistan in 2001, was released Thursday after serving 17 years in a federal prison.

Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

Dushanbe - At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 19 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday.

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Dushanbe - A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said Monday.
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