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54 Indian prisoners of war in Pakistan jails: RTI

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:31

As many as 54 Indian soldiers, who were captured as Prisoners of Wars during battles of 1965 and 1971, are still believed to be in Pakistani jails, according to an RTI reply.

Three prisoners escape from Kolkata jail

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 12:08

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 04:38

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:37

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:24

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.

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.