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Greek police tear-gas metro station during protest

Athens - Police in Athens on Friday fired tear gas into a metro station entrance as they scuffled with demonstrators defending a far-left hitman, near death after a long hunger strike in prison.

Russian prisons chief confirms Navalny in penal colony

Moscow - Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony where he will serve out his jail sentence, the head of Russia's prison service said on Friday.

Alarm in Greece over far-left hitman on hunger strike

Athens - Concern mounted in Greece on Thursday over the failing health of a prominent far-left hitman, whose life is in danger after a long hunger strike in prison.

Toll climbs in Ecuador prison riot 'massacre'

Cuenca - The body count from simultaneous riots at four prisons in Ecuador rose to 79 Wednesday as family members arrived to claim the remains of loved ones killed in hours of full-out gang warfare that left inmates decapitated and burnt.

Ecuador prison riot toll rises to 79

Guayaquil - At least 79 inmates died in simultaneous riots blamed on gang warfare at four prisons in Ecuador, officials said Wednesday.

At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

Guayaquil - At least 75 inmates died Tuesday and several were injured in riots blamed on gang rivalry at three jails in Ecuador's overcrowded prison system, authorities said.

At least 50 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

Quito - At least 50 inmates died Tuesday and several were injured in riots at three jails in Ecuador, where rival gangs frequently clash in overcrowded prisons.

Biden wants to close prison at Guantanamo Bay: White House

Washington - US President Joe Biden wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects before the end of his term, the White House said Friday, echoing an unfulfilled campaign promise from Barack Obama's administration.

Saudi driving activist's family credits Biden for release

Apo - Saudi driving activist Loujain al-Hathloul's family said Thursday US President Joe Biden's election win helped secure her release after nearly three years' imprisonment, but cautioned she was still far from free.

Australia extends jailed terrorist's detention

Sydney - A Muslim cleric convicted of leading an Australian terror cell that plotted to kill thousands will have his detention extended for up to three years beyond his original sentence, a court ruled Wednesday.

Hong Kong florist helps prisoners send Christmas gifts

Fpo - Samantha burst into tears when she opened the box from florist Elise Ip on Christmas Day. It was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, in custody for joining last year's Hong Kong protests.

Prison pen pals: Hong Kongers keep in touch with jailed protesters

Fpo - When Hong Kong protester Hei saw fellow activists put behind bars for taking part in last year's democracy protests, she was determined to keep the flame burning by writing them letters.

Afghan prisoners die after swallowing pills in riot

Herat - Seven prisoners died in western Afghanistan after they swallowed "poisonous" pills stolen from the jail's clinic during a riot, officials said on Thursday.

South Korean ex-president Lee ordered back to prison for 17 years

Seoul - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was ordered back to prison Thursday as the country's Supreme Court upheld a 17-year jail term for bribery and embezzlement offences.

Mexico shuts jail made infamous by El Chapo's escape

El Salto - Mexico says it is closing the Puente Grande maximum security prison where notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman made his first escape in a laundry cart.

Chinese death-row inmate digs tunnel to escape Indonesian jail

Tangerang - A Chinese drug trafficker on death row escaped from a jail near Indonesia's capital after digging a 30-metre (100 feet) tunnel from his cell, police said.

Salvador government probed over 'negotiations' with crime gang

Sansalvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating alleged secret negotiations between government officials and a prominent organized crime gang that has long terrorized the Central American nation.

Brazil's squalid jails get even worse as virus spreads

Bras - Squalid, overcrowded and prone to deadly riots, Brazil's prisons now face a new problem as COVID-19 spreads inside them, pushing already precarious health services to the brink and increasing inmates' isolation from their families.

In Mali's largest prison, coronavirus kept at bay

Bamako - Mali's largest jail is a squalid and overcrowded colonial-era throwback that in theory is an open invitation to coronavirus.

At least 20 killed in Afghan prison raid claimed by Islamic State

Jalalabad - At least 20 people have been killed in a raid claimed by the Islamic State group on an Afghan prison, officials said Monday, shattering a ceasefire between the Taliban and government forces marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Australian woman freed from jail for Bali police killing

Denpasar - An Australian woman jailed with her British DJ boyfriend for beating a Bali policeman to death was freed Thursday after nearly four years in prison on the Indonesian holiday island.

Former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara dies at 49

Washington - Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the popular science TV show "MythBusters" and worked behind the scenes on three "Star Wars" films, has died at age 49, the Discovery Channel said Monday.

US seizes Chinese products made from human hair in forced labor crackdown

Washington - US customs officials said Wednesday they had seized a shipment of products made from human hair believed to be made by Muslims in labor camps in China's western Xinjiang region.

Snail-inspired video opera launched to aid jailed Turkish civic leader

London - Supporters of a jailed Turkish civil society leader unveiled a unique video opera on Tuesday to highlight his plight -- themed around two snails, a salad and solitary confinement.

Jailed UK-Iranian pleads with PM Johnson to help inmates

London - The sound is a little fuzzy but Anoosheh Ashoori's voice does not falter as he delivers his message to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from inside Iran's Evin jail.

Dubai prison: Virtual visits and court hearing amid virus crisis

Dubai - Behind a glass, sound-proof door, an inmate speaks with someone on a computer screen after visits to the Dubai prison were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Australian prison drug intercepts spike during virus lockdown

Sydney - Prisons in Australia have seen a spike in drugs intercepted in mail since the coronavirus outbreak saw visits suspended, with substances concealed in letters, cards and even a child's painting, officials said Sunday.

Italy tightens rules on mafia virus prison releases

Rome - The Italian government has tightened up conditions for the release of mafia mobsters from jail due to coronavirus fears after an outcry over the scheme meant to protect them against infection.

Egyptian video maker died of alcohol poisoning in jail: prosecutor

Apo - Egypt's public prosecutor said Tuesday that alcohol poisoning caused the death in jail of a young music-video maker after he drank liquid sanitiser he had mistaken for water.

Coronavirus sweeping through massive US prison population

Washington - A massive wave of coronavirus infections is blasting through the world's largest prison population in the United States even as officials begin opening up their economies, saying the disease has plateaued.
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