Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 19:32
Egyptian appeals courts today ordered 14 women jailed after a protest to be freed, reducing 11-year prison terms to one-year suspended sentences, as seven girls were also ordered released.
Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 20:37
In a goodwill gesture, India on Friday repatriated eight Pakistan nationals, who were lodged in different jails of the country.
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 16:21
Political prisoners have been freed, censorship has been abolished and, the government promises, the days of child soldiers are over.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 14:08
Two Algerian detainees at Guantanamo Bay are fighting efforts by US President Barack Obama`s administration to transfer them to their homeland, fearing abuse, a lawyer has said.
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 19:38
Several political and social outfits, including Dal Khalsa and SAD (Panch Pardani), on Friday expressed solidarity with Gurbakash Singh who has been on a fast for the past 16 days seeking the release of five Sikh prisoners.
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 18:32
Over a dozen women prisoners at a jail in this eastern Pakistani city were rushed to hospital when they fell ill after eating contaminated food, officials said on Friday.
Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 21:35
A Spanish court on Friday ordered nine imprisoned members of the Basque militant group ETA freed to comply with a controversial European rights ruling made last month.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:25
Myanmar may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfil a promise by its reformist president to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year, a member of a state-appointed panel said on Wednesday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 09:05
Israel freed 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, alongside US-brokered peace talks, a news agency correspondents said.
Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 09:36
The whole process is set to be completed by March of next year by when all the 104 prisoners would be released.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:06
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel would go ahead with the planned release of 26 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture, despite tension within the right-wing dominated government.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:50
Myanmar on Tuesday began freeing dozens of its remaining detained activists, officials said, after the country vowed to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.
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