Syria begins prisoners` release under presidential pardon

A day after President Bashar al-Assad declared a general amnesty which covers crimes committed before Monday, the first batch of Syrian inmates were released from government jails here Tuesday.

Suspended cops fined for forging letter to seek reinstatement

An inquiry under CrPc has also been ordered to ascertain alleged fabrication of documents and abuse of the process of law. Parmar is absconding while Mandole is in jail.

Myanmar frees many prominent political prisoners

Myanmar freed some of its most famous political inmates Friday, sparking jubilation outside prison gates while signaling its readiness to comply with demands of the US and its allies for a lifting of economic sanctions.

Sri Lankan Tamil journo gets presidential pardon

A prominent Sri Lankan Tamil journalist, whose arrest and subsequent 20-year sentence for `supporting terrorism` had drawn international condemnation, has been pardoned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.