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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.

US urges Russia to 'immediately release' Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to "immediately release" jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for more than three months.

Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov enters day 100 of hunger strike

Moscow - Western governments and activists on Tuesday stepped up pressure on Russia to free jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov as he reached day 100 of a hunger strike.

Russian ex-prisoners speak out over torture after leaked video

Moscow - Alexander Zarechnev is one of a growing number of Russians to break their silence over violence and torture in Russian prisons after a widely shared video of guards beating an inmate shocked the country.

Two Americans captured in Syria returned to US

Washington - Two Americans who were captured in Syria and are accused of supporting the Islamic State group have been transferred back to the United States.

Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months: HRW

Baghdad - An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of "terrorism" suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday while calling on authorities to inform the families of those held.

Rome's green-fingered inmates plant seeds for future

Rome - It's 7:30 am at Rome's Rebibbia prison as inmates pile into a minibus headed for a day of freedom -- and a taste of life after incarceration.

Police hunt for notorious French gangster after brazen helicopter jailbreak

R - French police across the country have launched a massive manhunt for a notorious gangster who said his life of crime was inspired by Hollywood films like "Scarface", after he pulled off a spectacular jailbreak Sunday, fleeing his prison aboard a hijack...

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter

Paris - A notorious career thief who was once France's most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said.

Mass killer Breivik appeal ruling due at European rights court

Strasbourg - Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

UN chief urged to raise Ukrainian prisoners in talks with Putin

New York - The United States, France, Britain and 35 other countries asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to raise the case of jailed film director Oleg Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners during his talks with Russian President Vla...
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French prisoners made a video dancing the Harlem Shake
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