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French police clash with striking prison guards

January 19, 2018 1:52 am
French police clash with striking prison guards

French police (R) stand near prison guards and burning wooden pallets as the guards block access to Vendin-le-Vieil prison to demand tighter security, January 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards outside Europe’s biggest prison on Friday […]

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

November 4, 2017 10:38 am
Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

Presidential candidates to the next elections in February 2018, attend the debate in the prison of La Reforma, in Alajuela, San Rafael, November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Seven candidates to become Costa Rica’s next president went behind bars to hold an unusual debate in a prison where they answered […]

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

10:38 am
Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

Presidential candidates to the next elections in February 2018, attend the debate in the prison of La Reforma, in Alajuela, San Rafael, November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Seven candidates to become Costa Rica’s next president went behind bars to hold an unusual debate in a prison where they answered […]

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Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial

October 31, 2017 3:38 pm
Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial

Bahraini anti-government protesters wave national flags and hold up images of jailed political leaders during a protest after midday prayers in Diraz, Bahrain, May 8, 2015. (Photo by AP) A Bahraini court has handed down heavy jail sentences to more than a dozen people in a mass trial as the regime […]

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Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial

3:38 pm
Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial

Bahraini anti-government protesters wave national flags and hold up images of jailed political leaders during a protest after midday prayers in Diraz, Bahrain, May 8, 2015. (Photo by AP) A Bahraini court has handed down heavy jail sentences to more than a dozen people in a mass trial as the regime […]

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Detained Europe-bound asylum seekers in Libya ‘in disastrous conditions’

October 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Detained Europe-bound asylum seekers in Libya ‘in disastrous conditions’

An African migrant is seen at the Illegal Immigration Authority center in Tripoli on August 17, 2017, ahead of being repatriated to his country of origin under a voluntary program coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (Photo by AFP) Thousands of previously Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Libyan […]

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13 killed in prison fighting in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

October 11, 2017 1:34 pm
13 killed in prison fighting in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

Smoke rises from the Cadereyta prison, where a brawl among the prisoners killed and wounded a number of people, in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, October 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 13 people have been killed during a prison brawl in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, local […]

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13 killed in prison fighting in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

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13 killed in prison fighting in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

Smoke rises from the Cadereyta prison, where a brawl among the prisoners killed and wounded a number of people, in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, October 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 13 people have been killed during a prison brawl in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, local […]

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi allows ‘systematic torture’ in jails: Human Rights Watch

September 6, 2017 4:08 pm
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi allows ‘systematic torture’ in jails: Human Rights Watch

The file photo shows people in a defendants’ cage during a hearing in Egypt. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has permitted “systematic” torture in detention centers, a practice likely amounting to a crime against humanity. In a 63-page report released on Wednesday, the New York-based rights group […]

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About 100 escape from Ivory Coast prison

September 4, 2017 2:31 pm
About 100 escape from Ivory Coast prison

The file photo shows Ivorian police officers and soldiers of the United Nations Operation in Ivory Coast (ONUCI) leaving a prison in Abidjan. Almost 100 inmates escaped from a prison in the Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of jailbreaks in the West African country, officials said. […]

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Rebellious inmates burn Guyana prison, fight police

July 10, 2017 7:53 pm
Rebellious inmates burn Guyana prison, fight police

The photo shows fire raging at the Camp Street Prison in Georgetown, Guyana, on July 9, 2017. Fire erupted Sunday at a prison in the South American nation of Guyana, according to officials who said several inmates had managed to obtain firearms at the facility in an ongoing standoff. Police […]

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At least 28 killed in Mexico prison fight

July 7, 2017 11:57 am
At least 28 killed in Mexico prison fight

The relatives of inmates remain outside Las Cruces prison in Acapulco, Guerrero State, following a riot between prisoners, which left 28 dead and three wounded, July 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 28 inmates were killed when a brutal fight broke out in a prison in the Mexican Pacific […]

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Four foreign prisoners flee Indonesia jail: Police

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Four foreign prisoners flee Indonesia jail: Police

Motorcyclists ride their vehicles past the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, June 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Four foreign inmates escaped early Monday from a prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said. Prison officers became aware of the escape while conducting a […]

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Gunmen raid Democratic Republic of the Congo’s prison, 900 escape, 11 die in exchange of fire

June 12, 2017 12:11 pm
Gunmen raid Democratic Republic of the Congo’s prison, 900 escape, 11 die in exchange of fire

The Kangwayi Prison in Beni was attacked on Sunday by assailants. (File photo) Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s restive east, an official said. “The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at […]

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Libyan militia release Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam from prison

June 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Libyan militia release Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam from prison

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, is seen in this February 26, 2011 file photo. Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has been released after six years of being in a militia group’s custody. A statement issued by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, […]

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