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French jihadist gets 28 years for prison attack

Paris - A Paris court on Friday sentenced a jailed Islamist radical to 28 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of two prison wardens in September 2016, the first jihadist attack in a French prison.

In a Kurdish prison, former IS fighters never see the sun

Tanriverdi - Just months ago, the most hardcore among them were still bent on defending the last sliver of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in Baghouz, Syria.

Belgians protest any early release for child killer Dutroux

Apo - Several hundred people demonstrated in Brussels on Sunday against any early release for notorious child-killer Marc Dutroux, days after prosecutors considered his case.

Let jihadists return home, French anti-terror magistrate urges

Paris - The refusal of the French government to take back Islamic State fighters from Syria could fuel a new jihadist recruitment drive in France, threatening public safety, a leading anti-terrorism investigator has told AFP.

Dilemmas for West as Iran's arrests of dual nationals mount

Washington - Notorious for its conditions, Tehran's Evin prison is proving to be a headache for Western governments as a rising number of dual nationals are detained in what many see as a ruthless diplomatic strategy.

Notorious French 'doctor' who killed family released to abbey

Fontgombault - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending to be a successful doctor for two decades in a case that inspired a book and films was released Friday after 26 years in jail and immediately moved into a monastery.

Notorious French fake doctor and killer freed: lawyer

Tours - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending for two decades to be a successful doctor in a case that inspired a book and films, has been released on parole after 26 years in jail, his lawyer said Friday.

Top US court upholds indefinite detention of Yemeni at Guantanamo

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the detention of a Yemeni prisoner held without charge or trial for 17 years at an American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Judge denies El Chapo's request for better prison conditions

New York - A New York judge on Monday denied a request by convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for better prison conditions, saying he poses an escape risk.

'Radicalised' inmate detained after slashing guards in French prison

Caen - A "radicalised" inmate at a prison in northwest France, who seriously wounded two guards in a knife attack on Tuesday, was shot and injured in a police raid that also left his visiting partner fatally wounded, sources told AFP.

Thousands demand transfers for ETA prisoners in Basque protest

Bilbao - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the Basque Country on Saturday demanding that prisoners linked to the former armed separatist group ETA be transferred to jails closer to the northern Spanish region.

France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

Paris - France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials ...

French minister says won't resign over helicopter jailbreak

Paris - France's justice minister on Wednesday ruled out resigning after a notorious robber was broken out of prison by helicopter, despite a recent warning that the convict was on the verge of trying to escape.

Macron lays out court revamp to tackle prison overcrowding

Agen - French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled Tuesday a series of court overhauls aimed at finding alternatives to jail, a bid to tackle chronic overcrowding at the country's prisons.

Anti-IS coalition grapples with future of Syria

Rome - The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group was locked in a debate Tuesday over the future of its campaign in war-ravaged Syria and the fate of foreign jihadist fighters captured there.
 

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