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Syria's Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

Beirut - Nearly 300 Syrians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group have been freed because they have "no blood on their hands", Kurdish authorities who were holding them said.

Nicaraguan protesters say were mistreated during detention

Managua - Nicaraguan opposition members freed from jail ahead of ongoing peace talks greeted their release with shouts of joy and by singing the national anthem.But days later -- detained under house arrest -- many feel they have traded one prison for another.

Nicaragua government, opposition hold long-awaited peace talks

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's leftist government and the opposition held long-awaited peace talks on Wednesday following the release of prisoners rounded up during months of violence in the Central American country.

Nicaragua frees dozens of inmates ahead of talks: rights group

Managua - Nicaragua released dozens of prisoners Wednesday who were arrested during protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega, ahead of long-awaited peace talks with the opposition, a human rights group said.

US asks nations to repatriate jihadists as it leaves Syria

Washington - The United States urged other countries Monday to bring home hundreds of Islamic State fighters captured in Syria, a delicate issue for allies such as France and Britain as President Donald Trump withdraws troops.

US asks nations to repatriate jihadists as it leaves Syria

Washington - The United States urged other countries Monday to bring home hundreds of Islamic State sympathizers captured in Syria, a delicate issue for allies such as France as Washington withdraws troops.

Red Cross says Yemen prisoner swap hangs in the balance

New York - An exchange of thousands of prisoners between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthis rebels hangs in the balance, marred by deep distrust between the warring sides, a senior Red Cross official said Monday.

Indonesia recaptures French drug suspect after jailbreak

Mataram - A French drug suspect on the run since escaping from an Indonesian jail nearly two weeks ago has been recaptured, police said on Saturday.

Saudi-led coalition frees 7 Yemen rebels, but issues threat

Dubai - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen released seven Huthi prisoners on Wednesday and returned them to Sanaa, the UN said, even as the military alliance said it could use renewed force against the rebels.

Ethiopia says 13,000 granted amnesty

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Tuesday said it had granted more than 13,000 people amnesty as part of a broad reform agenda pushed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state media said.

Yemen government, rebels meet to hammer out major prisoner swap

Apo - Yemeni government and rebel representatives met in Jordan on Thursday for a second day to thrash out the details of a major prisoner exchange, a UN source said.

Jailed Catalan leader on hunger strike taken to hospital: doctor

Madrid - A jailed Catalan separatist leader on hunger strike for two weeks has been hospitalised in the prison where he is held on rebellion charges, his doctor said on Friday.

Imprisoned former Venezuela oil minister dies: prosecution

Caracas - Former Venezuelan oil minister Nelson Martinez, imprisoned over corruption allegations, died Wednesday of health complications, the prosecutor's office said.

Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners

Aden - Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have agreed to exchange hundreds of prisoners ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden, sources said Tuesday.

Two more jailed Catalan separatists join hunger strike

Barcelona - Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders said Monday they would join a hunger strike their colleagues have already started as they await trial over Catalonia's failed independence bid, bringing the total refusing food to four.

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Madrid - Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial over their role in Catalonia's failed bid to secede from Spain last year began a hunger strike Saturday, their lawyer said.

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Madrid - Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial in a Spanish jail over their role in last year's failed independence bid by Catalonia began a hunger strike on Saturday, their lawyer said.

Rights commission 'concerned' by Brazilian police violence

Rio De Janeiro - The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights criticized Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's policies toward tackling violent crime Monday, following a weeklong visit to the South American giant.

Torture in Palestinian jails 'systematic': HRW

Ramallah - The Palestinian security forces "systematically" abuse and torture opponents and critics in what could amount to crimes against humanity and undermine Palestinian accusations against Israel, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Torture in Palestinian jails 'systematic': HRW

Ramallah - The Palestinian security forces "systematically" abuse and torture prisoners in what could amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Guantanamo prison takes on geriatric airs

Fpo - The controversial Guantanamo Bay prison still houses 40 aging inmates -- and with no plans to close it, many of them will probably remain there until they die.

'First sunrise in years': freed Venezuela activist arrives in Madrid

Madrid - Fresh from his release after four years behind bars, Venezuelan opposition activist Lorent Saleh said Saturday he had seen the sunrise for the first time since he was detained as he arrived in Madrid.

France summons Venezuela ambassador over activist's death

Paris - France on Thursday summoned Venezuela's ambassador to Paris over the death in detention of a Venezuelan opposition activist.

Iran rights activist out on three-day prison leave

Tehran - Prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been granted a three-day leave from prison to visit her ailing father, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Thursday.

HRW accuses Yemen rebels of hostage-taking, torture

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Yemen's Huthi rebels of hostage-taking, torture and other serious abuses against people in their custody.

Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

Rome - Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system.

Myanmar jailbreakers could be heading to Thailand

More than 30 inmates on the run after a Myanmar jailbreak may try to cross into Thailand, an official said Monday, a day after they hijacked a garbage truck and ploughed through the prison gates.

Rwandan opposition leader freed from jail

Kigali - Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was unexpectedly freed from jail on Saturday after President Paul Kagame granted her early release, alongside more than 2,000 other prisoners.

US could send Islamic State 'Beatles', others to Guantanamo: report

Washington - The Trump administration is considering sending some captured Islamic State fighters, including the two "Beatles," British citizens who took part in beheadings, to the military-run prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, NBC reported Thursday.

Russia under fire over jailed Ukraine filmmaker at European court

Strasbourg - Ukraine has made a new application against Moscow at the European Court of Human Rights over the detention of hunger-striking film director Oleg Sentsov and dozens of other Ukranians jailed in Russia, the ECHR said Monday.
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The bones and teeth speak to us of the malnutrition, disease and suffering the Scottish prisoners endured.
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Durham remains belong to 17th century Scottish prisoners of war.
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French prisoners made a video dancing the Harlem Shake
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