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'Underwear bomber' sues over prison treatment

Washington - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to blow up a US-bound aircraft in 2009 with explosives hidden in his underwear, has sued the US Justice department for alleged mistreatment in prison.

Death toll from Mexican prison riot rises to 16

Mexico - The death toll from a major prison riot in northeast Mexico has risen to 16, authorities said Wednesday.

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

Monterrey - Mexican security forces used lethal force on Tuesday to put down a prison riot in clashes that left at least 13 inmates dead, authorities said.Unrest at the prison in Cadereyta in northeastern Nuevo Leon state broke out in the morning and was put down....

Prisoners charged with planning France attack

Paris - French security forces believe they have prevented a terror attack being plotted by two inmates in a French jail, casting a new spotlight Tuesday on the problem of radicalisation in the country's prisons.

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

Tehran - Iran's judiciary confirmed on Sunday the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges. "Mr Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani...

Venezuela frees three journalists held while investigating prison

Caracas - An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist, arrested Friday while attempting to report from a notorious prison in northern Venezuela, were released on Sunday, human rights and press freedom groups said.

A taste of freedom in a Colombian women's prison

Cartagena - Arleth Martinez smooths her clothes, kisses a photo of her twins and leaves for work. It's only a few meters from her Colombian cell to her unusually fragrant workplace, South America's first gastronomic prison restaurant.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori back in hospital for heart disease

- Former President Alberto Fujimori, convicted and jailed for corruption and crimes against humanity, was hospitalized at a clinic Saturday after suffering a heart condition, the second such episode in recent days, his doctor said.

Peru marines on trial over 1986 prison massacre

- The trial of 35 former marines opened Friday over accusations the troops murdered more than 100 prisoners in putting down a prison mutiny more than three decades ago.

Peru's Fujimori back in prison after health scare

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, has been taken back to prison following his discharge from a clinic after receiving treatment for a heart ailment, his doctor said Monday.

S.Africa blocks release of anti-apartheid hero Hani's killer

Johanesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday blocked the release from jail of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993.

Venezuela rivals trade blame after jail shootout kills 37

Caracas - Venezuelan political rivals traded blame on Thursday for a gun and grenade battle in which 37 people were killed when security forces stormed a jailhouse.

At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela

Caracas - At least 37 people died in an hours-long prison riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Johanesburg - Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

UN rights experts slam US immigrant detention

Geneva - A group of UN experts voiced alarm Monday at the widespread detention of immigrants and asylum seekers in the United States, and warned of "systemic problems" in the country's criminal justice system.

Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Mexico - Nine inmates were killed Thursday as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country's jails.

Israel soldier begins manslaughter prison term

Rishon Le Zion - An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived alongside motorcycle-riding supporters Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term.

Pistorius out of hospital, back in prison: official

Johanesburg - Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was discharged from hospital on Friday after being kept in overnight under observation, an official said, after local media reported he was suffering chest pains.

Beauty behind bars: recycled lipstick for Thailand's inmates

Bangkok - Desperate to brighten up the gloom of Thai prison life, Prontip Mankong and her fellow female inmates used to sneak food colouring from the kitchen and mix it with Vaseline to create a homemade lip gloss.

Spain knifeman remanded in custody after Morocco border incident

Madrid - A man who threatened border agents in the Spanish territory of Melilla with a knife while shouting "Allahu Akbar" was remanded in custody without bail, a court said Wednesday.

Italian police capture escaped killer 'Johnny the Gypsy'

Rome - Italian police have recaptured the escaped killer known as "Johnny the Gypsy" after three weeks on the run.

US-China citizen given 10 years for espionage in Iran: media

Tehran - A Chinese American accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday.

US citizen accused of 'infiltration' sentenced to 10 years: Iran judiciary

Tehran - A United States citizen accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday. "The person was identified and arrested by the intelligence forces.

Sri Lanka opens landmark inquiry into 2012 jail massacre

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Thursday a long-awaited investigation into the massacre of 27 prisoners that became a symbol of the rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the war-era regime.

Inmates set Guyana prison ablaze, one officer dead after riot

Georgetown - One prison officer was killed and seven others were injured during a jailbreak in South America's Guyana that saw inmates set fire to the facility and four prisoners escape, authorities said.

Families grieve inmates hacked to death in Mexico jail

Acapulco - Shell-shocked relatives of Mexican inmates who had been decapitated and mutilated by their rivals behind bars condemned on Friday what they called a reign of terror inflicted by gangs that extort and torture fellow prisoners.

28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Acapulco - Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead in the latest explosion of violence in the country's often lawless jails.

28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot: officials

Acapulco - Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead and three wounded, officials said.

Five inmates killed in Mexico prison brawl: officials

Acapulco - Brawling inmates at a Mexican prison beheaded and mutilated their rivals Thursday, leaving five dead and one wounded, officials said.

Appeals grow to pardon mentally ill US killer

Washington - Two top UN rights officials added their voices Wednesday to a growing chorus of appeals to Virginia's governor to spare the life of a mentally disturbed man found guilty of killing a police officer and prison guard.
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