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A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

New York - The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty.

Israel sentences 3 Palestinians to life over Tel Aviv attack

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced three Palestinians to life in prison over a gun attack that left four people dead at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot in 2016.

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead in jail at 83

Los Angeles - Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States in the late 1960s that shocked the world, has died aged 83, California prison officials said.

Pro-independence Catalans to protest in Barcelona

Madrid - A protest is expected in Barcelona Saturday calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders, the day after pro-independence Catalan parliamentarian Carme Forcadell was freed on bail.

Catalan speaker has bail paid, may leave jail: court

Madrid - The speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament has had her 150,000-euro bail paid, paving the way for her release after she was detained over the region's bid for independence, a court said Friday.

Catalan speaker spends night in jail for independence drive

Madrid - The speaker of Catalonia's dismissed parliament spent the night in jail over her role in the region's independence drive, a judicial source said Friday, as supporters raised 150,000 euros bail for her release.

Row in Greece over two-day leave for extremist assassin

Atenas - A political row erupted in Greece on Thursday after a key far-left assassin implicated in deadly attacks on US, British, Turkish and Greek targets was given a two-day leave from prison.

The Italian nursery pulling down the walls of prison

Bollate - With its warm colours and toy-filled rooms, the Biobab nursery looks just like any other, but this is daycare with a difference.

Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

San Jos - Seven candidates to become Costa Rica's next president went behind bars to hold an unusual debate in a prison where they answered inmates' questions about their election platforms.

Belarusian poet gets 10 days in jail for calling protest

Minsk - A Belarusian court on Wednesday sentenced opposition politician and poet Vladimir Nekliayev to 10 days in prison for urging supporters to protest against the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko.

UN: international body should weigh in before any Fujimori pardon

- The UN's top human rights official on Tuesday suggested Peru should seek international medical opinion before any pardon is given to disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori.

Families of jailed Morocco protesters face long road

Casablanca - A 1,200-kilometre (750 mile) round bus trip taking about 22 hours: that is the weekly grind faced by families of activists arrested over a protest movement in northern Morocco if they want to see their loved ones jailed in Casablanca.

'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.
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