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Apology over New Zealand mosque accused's 'hateful' letter

Wellington - Officials in New Zealand apologised Thursday after the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman was allowed to send a letter from prison espousing "hateful" views that a supporter then shared online.

Kiev offers to swap jailed Russia journalist for filmmaker Sentsov

Kiev - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday offered to hand Moscow a detained Russian state media journalist in exchange for Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov who is behind bars in a Russian Arctic penal colony.

Florida sued over law barring ex-cons from right to vote

Miami - Human rights groups on Friday sued Florida over a law that in effect denies more than a million ex-convicts the right to vote in the 2020 presidential election in the key swing state.

British-Iranian begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

London - A British-Iranian mother being held in a Tehran prison on sedition charges has begun another hunger strike in protest at her detention, her husband said Saturday.

Nicaragua frees 50 opposition prisoners under amnesty law

Managua - Nicaragua on Monday released 50 opposition prisoners under a controversial new law granting amnesty to protesters and police involved in last year's deadly uprising against President Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua approves amnesty for police, political prisoners

Managua - Nicaragua's parliament on Saturday approved a law granting amnesty to protesters and police involved in last year's deadly uprising against President Daniel Ortega.

Turkey frees US scientist but tensions remain

Washington - Turkey on Wednesday released a NASA scientist with dual US-Turkish citizenship whose nearly three-year detention had soured relations, but the NATO allies remained divided over issues including Ankara's purchase of a Russian missile system.

After years in jail, Syrian mother eyes new life

Idlib - After giving birth and raising a toddler during four years in a Syrian prison, 30-year-old Hasna Dbeis is now free -- and determined to forge a new life for her family.

Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show

S - The catwalk came to a Brazilian prison Wednesday when models from the Sao Paulo Fashion Week paraded a collection at a maximum security facility in front of the inmates who created them.

Study says Russia holding 236 political prisoners

Washington - Russia is holding 236 political prisoners, a significant increase over the past few years as President Vladimir Putin goes on the offensive against perceived threats, a study backed by human rights advocates said Monday.

US voices concern for Baha'i facing death from Yemen Huthis

Washington - The United States urged Yemen's Huthi rebels to end mistreatment of members of the Baha'i faith, as the community on Thursday criticized as "absurd" prosecutor's allegations against a believer sentenced to death.

Impossible to negotiate with Ortega, leading Nicaragua activist says

Geneva - A leading Nicaraguan human rights defender said Thursday that it was impossible to negotiate with President Daniel Ortega, after a deadline passed in talks to resolve the country's deadly political crisis.

Inmates are training AI as part prison labor tasks

An unusual type of prison labor has been introduced for inmates in Finland's jails: training artificial intelligence. This is based around categorizing data which is used to train artificial intelligence algorithms for a startup company.

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.
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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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French prisoners made a video dancing the Harlem Shake
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Durham remains belong to 17th century Scottish prisoners of war.
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