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Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment: probe

Sydney - Aboriginal children are subjected to "shocking" treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation revealed Friday, after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Egypt summons European envoys who criticised arrest of rights lawyer

Cairo - Egypt summoned Sunday the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and The Netherlands after they criticised the arrest of an Egyptian human rights lawyer opposed to enforced disappearances, the foreign ministry said.

Venezuelan opposition figure freed: assembly member

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have released opposition figure Yon Goicoechea after his arrest 14 months ago for allegedly possessing explosives, a National Assembly member said early Saturday.

Canadian supporters seek release of Paris synagogue attack suspect

Ottawa - Supporters of Hassan Diab, a Canadian professor suspected in a deadly 1980 attack on a Paris synagogue, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday to encourage French authorities to release him.

Baha'is welcome release of member imprisoned in Iran

Geneva - The Baha'i community on Tuesday welcomed the release of a member serving a 10-year prison term in Iran, but expressed concern for six co-religionists tried alongside her.

Pastor says he owes release by N.Korea to his Canadian citizenship

Montr - A pastor freed this month after more than two years' detention in a North Korean prison said Sunday that he likely owed his life to his Canadian citizenship.

CIA 'torture psychologists' avoid trial with secret settlement

Washington - Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured.

Boycott Russian elections, says Kremlin critic Udaltsov

Moscow - Leftist Russian opposition politician Sergei Udaltsov, freed this week after completing a four-and-a-half-year prison term, on Thursday urged a boycott of next year's presidential elections, calling them "dishonest.

Canada sends top official to N Korea to discuss freeing jailed pastor

Ottawa - Canada's national security advisor Daniel Jean was in Pyongyang Tuesday to discuss the case of a jailed Canadian pastor, a spokesman said.

CIA 'torture' psychologists to stand trial

Washington - Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

Venezuela's protesting violinist detained: NGO

Caracas - A young Venezuelan famous for playing the violin at anti-government protests has been arrested by military personnel in Caracas, a human rights organization said Friday.

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: Amnesty

Libreville - Cameroon's security forces were on Thursday accused of torturing hundreds of Boko Haram suspects, leading to dozens of deaths, in what Amnesty International said was a war crime.

Prisoner aid cut could trigger Palestinian crisis: activists

Ramallah - International pressure on the Palestinian Authority to halt payments to the families of Palestinians held in Israeli jails, including those convicted of attacks, could trigger political crisis, rights groups say.

Appeals grow to pardon mentally ill US killer

Washington - Two top UN rights officials added their voices Wednesday to a growing chorus of appeals to Virginia's governor to spare the life of a mentally disturbed man found guilty of killing a police officer and prison guard.

Ghana court rules transfer of ex-Guantanamo detainees unconstitutional

Accra - Ghana's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the transfer of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to the country was unconstitutional without parliamentary approval.

Norway mass killer Breivik changes his name, says lawyer

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, his lawyer said on Friday, the day after the country's Supreme Court rejected the neo-Nazi killer's case over "inhumane" prison conditions.

What happens to the body on hunger strike?

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails entered the second month of a hunger strike on Wednesday.

Rebel chief escapes in DR Congo prison break: govt

Kinshasa - Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa's central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said.

Wife of Palestinian hunger striker wants pope to intervene

Ramallah - The wife of the leader of a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has written to Pope Francis calling on him to intervene "before it is too late".

Palestinians seek Pizza Hut boycott for 'mocking hunger strike'

Jerusalem - Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company's franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners.

Palestinians seek Pizza Hut boycott for 'mocking hunger strike'

Jerusalem - Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company's franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners.

Palestinians seek Pizza Hut boycott for 'mocking hunger strike'

Jerusalem - Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company's franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners.

Clashes at protests to support Palestinian hunger strikers

Silwad - Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers across the occupied West Bank on Friday in support of hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons.

Arab League urges ICRC to intervene on Palestinian prisoners

Cairo - Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners.

Clashes at protest to support Palestinian hunger strikers

Palestinian - Several dozen Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces Thursday outside a prison where detainees are on a hunger strike, while a group of Israeli hardliners nearby taunted prisoners by barbecuing.

US court blocks release of Guantanamo force-feeding videos

Washington - A US federal appeals court on Friday blocked the release of videos showing a prisoner being force-fed at the Guantanamo prison in Cuba, citing national security.

Bald New Zealand killer wins toupee lawsuit

Wellington - A convicted murderer and child molester in New Zealand won a lawsuit Thursday arguing prison authorities breached his rights by confiscating a toupee he used to disguise himself when fleeing the country.

Palestinian ends hunger strike as Israel agrees his release

Jerusalem - An imprisoned Palestinian journalist ended a 32-day hunger strike on Friday after receiving assurances Israel would not extend his detention without trial next month, his wife and lawyer said.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.
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Durham remains belong to 17th century Scottish prisoners of war.
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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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