The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.
An Egyptian court jailed more than 160 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to up to 15 years in prison on Sunday, pressing a crackdown on the Islamist group before a presidential election former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win.
There are 252 Indian fishermen in
the jails of Pakistan, an issue which was raised by External
Affairs Minister SM Krishna during the meeting with his
Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar here last week.