Three prisoners escape from Kolkata jail

Three prisoners, including a murder convict, escaped from the city`s Alipore Central Correctional Home Friday, a West Bengal minister said.

US to send 6 Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay: official

The United States plans to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay early next month, an Obama administration official has said.

Separate cell for women; HC seeks response from Centre, others

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking separate police lock-ups for women detainees in order to protect them from "sexual abuse" and "ill-treatment".

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners ahead of peace talks

Tuareg rebels and the Malian government on Tuesday exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

Four prisoners escape from Buxar jail in Bihar

Four prisoners accused of the murder of an under-trial today escaped from the Buxar sub-jail and a manhunt has been launched to nab them.

Syria begins freeing prisoners after Assad amnesty

Syria has begun releasing prisoners, many of whom were held without charge, under the broadest amnesty the country has seen since the Assad clan took power nearly 50 years ago.

87 prisoners appear for IGNOU final exam in Odisha

Altogether 87 inmates of several jails in southern Odisha have appeared for the Indira Gandhi National Open University`s (IGNOU) term-end examinations.

Qatar gave security guarantees on transferred prisoners

President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.

151 Indian prisoners handed over by Pak at Wagah

Pakistan today handed over 150 Indian fishermen and another prisoner held for crossing the border to Indian authorities at the Wagah border in a goodwill gesture by Premier Nawaz Sharif who is in India to attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages on Saturday - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.

Ukraine security forces riven by mistrust, wrangle over prisoners

The ballot papers they were accused of forging lay on the front of their Russian-made Moskvich car, stopped and searched by Ukrainian soldiers on the outskirts of the port city of Mariupol, in the country`s rebel southeast.

5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike

Five thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails went on hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with 120 detainees protesting their administrative detention, a Palestinian minister said.

Don`t oppose bail plea in 36 cases, recommends Buch committee

A high-powered standing committee constituted for reviewing the cases of undertrials languishing in Chhattisgarh jails today recommended the state government not to oppose the bail plea of prisoners in 36 cases.

European military observers report no mistreatment

A group of eight European military observers being held prisoner by pro-Russia insurgents in Ukraine appeared in public today and gave assurances that they were not being mistreated.

Pay compensation to kin of dead Tihar prisoners, NHRC tells Delhi

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has told the government to provide monetary compensation of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased who were undergoing their trials.

Pakistan Taliban extend ceasefire for 10 days after prisoner release

The Pakistani Taliban have extended their March ceasefire until April 10, a spokesman said Friday, following the release of a batch of low-level prisoners by the Pakistani government.

Pakistan denies releasing Taliban prisoners

The Pakistan government Thursday denied reports that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prisoners have been released in an effort to revive the peace talks.

Pakistan frees 16 Taliban prisoners in bid to revive peace talks

Pakistan has freed at least sixteen Taliban prisoners with the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said on Thursday, in a move designed to invigorate a shaky peace process with the militant group.

Chile struck by massive quake: As it happened

Taking the advantage of the quake that allowed jail break, 300 women prisoners escaped from the prison in Iquique.

Auschwitz acquires stamps used to tattoo prisoners

Rare metal stamps used by the Nazis to tattoo prisoners at the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have surfaced in Poland.