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Iraq shuts infamous Abu Ghraib prison over security fears

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:30

Iraq has closed Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous by Saddam Hussein`s regime and US forces, due to security concerns following a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said today.

US man wrongly jailed for 25 years sues state for USD 25 mn

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:32

A man in the US who was wrongly locked up in prison for nearly 25 years has sued the state for USD 25 million, a million each for the years he spent behind bars.

American jailed in Cuba ends hunger strike

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 04:15

US contractor Alan Gross ended an eight-day hunger strike to press for his release from prison in Cuba.

French prison ordered to provide halal food to Muslims

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 01:18

A French prison has been ordered to provide halal meals for Muslim prisoners pending a definitive ruling on the latest issue to pit the country`s secular tradition against Islamic practice.

Indian-origin mother allowed to sees murdered son`s body

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 23:36

An Indian-origin mother charged with the murder of her three-year-old boy was allowed out of jail under guard to view his dead body in Scotland.

Inform on foreigners in Indian jails: Delhi HC to government

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 00:16

The Delhi High Court has directed the central government to inform it on the continued detention of foreigners in Indian jails.

New proposal to allow prisoners work outside jail premises

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:04

An `Open Prison`, under which select convict inmates will be allowed to go out of jail premises to work, will start within a month after such a proposal was approved by the Delhi Lt Governor.

Tehelka case: Tip off led to Tejpal prison raid

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 13:36

Tip-offs from "good" journalists in the national capital led to the surprise raid on Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal`s prison cell, according to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Russia sentences anti-Putin activists, detains 200 protesters

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 18:04

Russian police detained hundreds of protesters on Monday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years for demonstrations against Vladimir Putin`s third presidential inauguration.

Russia sentences anti-Putin activists, detains 200 protesters

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 18:03

Russian police detained hundreds of protesters on Monday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years for demonstrations against Vladimir Putin`s third presidential inauguration.

Moscow court sends seven to prison for protest rally

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 17:33

A Moscow court has handed down prison sentences of up to four years for seven people who took part in a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin. An eighth defendant received a suspended sentence.

Mohammed Morsi`s prison break trial resumes

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 18:43

An Egyptian court on Saturday resumed the trial of Mohammed Morsi and 131 others on charges of jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 uprising but the defiant former president called on his followers to continue a "peaceful revolution".