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Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Fugitive Greek extremist taunts government

Athens - One of Greece's deadliest far-left extremists, who disappeared while on prison leave, on Monday taunted and threatened the country's government which he said had ruined the country with austerity measures.

Tortured Syrian activist's hopes tempered by war

Gaziantep - Despite 15 months of torture and ill treatment in Syria's notorious prisons, Ola, a young activist, grudgingly supports holding peace talks with the regime that jailed her.

Fugitive Greek extremist taunts government

Athens - One of Greece's deadliest far-left extremists, who disappeared while on prison leave, on Monday taunted and threatened the country's government which he said had ruined the country with austerity measures.

Moroccan royal pardon of Spanish pedophile 'a mistake'

Rabat - Convicted two years ago of sexually abusing 11 children aged between three and 15 and handed a 30-year sentence, Daniel Galván Viña has apparently been "mistakenly" pardoned by the King of Morocco.

Prison Break: Spanish murderer performs shock escape trick

Madrid - Strongly resembling an episode of the US series "Prison Break," a Spanish prisoner, aided by two trusty accomplices, managed to escape while undergoing treatment at a Madrid hospital.

Worst butt dial ever as Sri Lankan prisoner hides cellphone

Welikada - A prisoner at the high-security Welikada jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka tried to hide a cellphone in his rectum, during a search by the guards. All would have been fine, but the darn thing decided to ring.

Is Omar Khadr heading home to Canada from Guantanamo Bay?

There are conflicting reports about whether Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay, could be headed home to Canada to finish serving out his sentence.

Defying Unfavorable Attention, China's Liu Xiaobo Still in Prison

Melbourne - In December 2010, on International Human Rights Day, Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. One year later, as informed by a press release from PEN International, he and more than thirty other writers remain in prison.

Korean housekeeper accuses Queens Buddhist Monk of enslaving her

New York - A Korean woman claims she was kept a prisoner for 12 years by a Buddhist Monk and his family in their Queens homes and temple. Sixty-year old Oak-Jin Oh has now filed a lawsuit in federal court, after a "friend" of the family helped her to escape.

Mexican attempts to escape from prison in girlfriend's suitcase

Chetumal - In possibly one of the most creative yet uncomfortable ways to escape from prison, a half-naked Mexican prisoner was recently caught curled up in his girlfriend's suitcase.

Prisoner compensated for being given non-vegetarian meals

A convicted rapist in a Polish prison was awarded compensation for being given meals which included meat after claimed he had converted to Buddhism and required a strict vegetarian diet.

North Korea threatens severe punishment for American prisoner

An American citizen being held by North Korea for illegally entering the country will be subjected to severe punishment if the US will continue its campaign in the UN to censure it for the sinking of a south Korean warship in March this year.

Shakespearian star McKellen in low-budget zombie movie

Sir Ian McKellen, knight of both the stage and the silver screen, venerated deliverer of immortal lines from the Bard himself, is to take a role in a low-budget zombie movie.

North-Africa, ultimatum for the Sicilian in the hands of Al-Qaida

Alger - One day before the expiration of the ultimatum, the terrorist group ‘Al Qaeda in the Maghreb released an audio message by Sergio Cicala, the Sicilian abducted with his wife last December, in the desert of Mauritania, on the border with Mali.

Escaped prisoner mocks police on Facebook

A convict who escaped from prison in late September 2009 is gathering a large following on Facebook by bragging about his lifestyle and ridiculing police online.

Seven Former Heads of the CIA Press for End to Abuse Inquiry

Seven former heads of the CIA have written to U.S. President Barack Obama to urge him to halt the inquiry in to abuse allegedly suffered by suspected terrorists whilst they were being detained by the agency.

Re-Opening of Cases of Prisoner Abuse May Lead to Prosecutions

The ethics office of the U.S. Justice Department is recommending the re-opening of cases that relate to the abuse of prisoners whilst in the custody of the C.I.A., leading to the possible prosecution of employees of the latter organization.

Accused Who Claimed He was His Twin Brother is Back in Custody

Police in Hampshire, England have confirmed that a man who walked free from court two days ago, by pretending to be his twin brother, has been recaptured.

Girl of 7 Died a Prisoner in Her Own Home

The case has opened at the Crown Court in Birmingham, England's second city, of the mother and her boyfriend accused of murdering the woman's 7 year old daughter and acts of cruelty towards 5 other children in their care.

Brazil prisoner had a plasma TV, fridge, gym, guns in jail cell

The prisoner had everything he could dream off but only problem was he had it inside a prison cell. He was leading a luxurious life until investigators found it.

Kathryn Canty Has Been Barred From Work

Kathryn Canty should be allowed to be in a work release program. The Alabama inmate has less than three years to serve on her sentence, good behavior and a degree in accounting. She also have a virus that bars her from the program. HIV.

Young Guantanamo prisoner says "I'm a human being"

On Wednesday Mohammed Jawad, a young Guantanamo bay prisoner who is accused of a crime, called the Guantanamo war court illegal and unfair and then refused to participate in the trial any further.

Jail Bird Bomb Plotter Lays Injured After Prison Attack

A prisoner serving time for being confirmed as being an al-Qaeda "dirty bomb" plotter who had the intention of killing thousands in the UK and the US has been seriously injured in an attack lead by other inmates

Prisoner Sues For Sex Change

London: 39-year-old Clive Watson is doing time for stealing from hotel guests, and then having used the money to buy hormone treatments that he needed to become a transsexual. Now, he's suing the Ministry of Justice to let him have his sex change.

Bill Bailey Can't Go Home, He's in the Rabbit Hole

William A. Bailey was born in the year of the rat. Mr. Bailey decided to download a list of members from the American College of Physicians. He wasn't a member and had no authority to do so. Bill got caught. He has a blog now recording his time in prison.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a Deceptive Opportunist

The release of the 15 British sailors by Iran provides a photo and bogus publicity opportunity for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran sought a public apology, but rightly so, did not get one from the British.

Free After 19 Years, And Not Even An Apology.

A prisoner, who had served 19 years in jail has been released after his first trial.

Prisoner Charged in Plot Against NYPD

A prisoner angered by the fatal shooting of a black man on his wedding day had a plot to behead the police comminssioner and bomb the police headquarters in New York. If he can't do it because he is in jail, then he will hire someone to do it for him.

Want a Grenade up your rear?

An inmate at an El Salvador jail was caught with a hand grenade stuffed up his backside -- a novel attempt to disguise his apparent escape plans.
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Security forces in Cuba drag a member of the Ladies in White, a peaceful group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents.
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Gilad Shalit salutes Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after landing in IDF airbase in the center of Israel.
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Murat Kurnaz, a major subject in the film The Guantanamo Trap
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Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.
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Machine matzo produced from shmura wheat in Israel
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Warren Jeffs is shown in his booking photo.
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Female prisoner shackled in her small cell
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A Sri Lanka prisoner hid a cell phone in his rectum, but got caught out when it started to ring.
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French prisoner, dressed as a prison guard, lighting a joint.
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