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Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:27

Iraq`s security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Dubai ruler orders release of 892 prisoners: Ramadan gesture

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:48

Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 892 Emirati and expatriate inmates from Dubai`s correctional and punitive establishments on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Four prisoners escape from Buxar jail in Bihar

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 15:37

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.

Palestinians seek action against Israel over detainees

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 03:52

The world must take immediate action against Israel over its detention without charge of 130 Palestinian prisoners on a long-term hunger strike, the Palestinian leadership said on Wednesday.

Syria begins freeing prisoners after Assad amnesty

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 20:55

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.

A `gift` from the President: Bashar al-Assad declares amnesty for Syria prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:35

In what a Syrian lawmaker termed a “gift from the President”, the recently triumphant Bashar al-Assad announced a general amnesty for all crimes committed before June 9, 2014, reported state news agency (SANA).

`No Pak prisoners in Indian jails who have completed sentence`

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 18:18

India on Friday rejected Pakistan government`s claim that there were 25 Pakistanis languishing in various prisons in the country even after completing their jail terms.

`Indian prisoners to get free legal aid from Pak lawyers body`

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 01:00

Lawyers Congress, an advocates` body in Pakistan, has agreed to provide free legal aid to Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistani jails, National Panthers Party supremo Bhim Singh said on Thursday.

Bobby Jindal slams Obama for prisoners swap

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 14:40

Indian-American Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal has slammed US President Barack Obama on releasing five Taliban prisoners in lieu of an American soldier who was under Taliban captivity for nearly five years.

87 prisoners appear for IGNOU final exam in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 13:04

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:14

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.

India releases 37 Pakistani prisoners

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 00:14

India Friday released 37 Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails, reciprocating the gesture made by the Pakistani government earlier. The Pakistani prisoners, including 32 fishermen, have reached home.