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You could soon spend 10 years in Australian jail if you don’t hand over your phone password to cops

New Australian bill introduces some of the toughest legislation anywhere in the world for refusing to hand over personal data, while other Western countries are scrambling for their own solutions. Existing legislation already allows for imprisonment for up to two years for failing to give investigators access when serious crime is involved, but the new Assistance and Access bill, which has ...

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Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions

Maria Butina, the Russian gun activists jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered “foreign agent,” has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture. The Russian embassy in the US, which has been closely following Butina’s case, says she was transferred from her Washington jail handcuffed, without ...

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Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail – embassy

The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and ‘agent’ Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches. Butina was arrested and detained in Washington DC in July on espionage charges. The 29-year old is accused of acting as an agent of the Russian government without informing the US ...

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Victim in viral Russian jail torture video granted state protection

Russian inmate Evgeny Makarov, whose brutal beating by more than a dozen of correctional officers was filmed and sparked public outrage after going viral, was placed under state protection. Read more Makarov received documents designating him as a victim in the prisoner abuse case on Wednesday, the Public Verdict Foundation, a human rights group which represents him, said in a ...

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‘Resistance continues’: Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi home after 8 months in Israeli jail (VIDEO)

Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian who slapped an Israeli soldier in her home village, has been released from prison. The girl, praised by many as a symbol of the Palestinian resistance, has returned to the West Bank. The Palestinian teenager and her mother left prison on Sunday after completing an eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Tamimi’s family ...

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X-rated: Prison guard allegedly gives blowjob to inmate in French jail (VIDEO)

Prison authorities have launched an investigation after an X-rated video released online allegedly showed an intern prison guard pleasuring an inmate in a jail in northern France, according to media reports. The amorous encounter took place in Sequedin Prison near the city of Lille, Le Parisien newspaper reported on Monday. The video originally posted on Snapchat shows a woman, believed ...

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Florida man ends up in jail after asking police to test ‘low quality’ meth & bust his drug dealer

In a reckless attempt to take revenge on his drug dealer for selling him methamphetamine of unsatisfactory quality, a 49-year-old man in Florida contacted the police to have the substance tested and to press formal charges. Unhappy with the quality of the drugs sold to him by his dealer, and having suffered an allergic reaction to the substance, Douglas Kelly, ...

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Get out of jail card: Russia plans penal work option for prisoners with non-felony convictions

The Russian government is considering legislation which will allow those convicted of offences which do not constitute a felony to work instead of serving out their sentence in prison. The bill, that has been introduced in the State Duma, seeks to reduce the minimal term after which inmates can be let out early to do penal work. Under the current ...

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US teacher faces 6 months in jail for feeding live puppy to turtle in front of students

A science teacher in Idaho, who fed a sick puppy to a turtle in front of his students, has been accused of animal cruelty and faces a possible six-month prison sentence, as well as a fine of $ 5,000, if found guilty of misdemeanor. Robert Crosland of Preston Junior High School was charged on Friday, after an investigation by the ...

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Satirist faces 3 years in jail for calling Poland ‘stupid, backward country’ in anti-govt piece

A prominent Polish satirist is under investigation for defamation and faces up to three years in jail for a critical piece in which he called his home country “stupid,” and compared the president to a TV show character. Antoni Szpak is a veteran critic of the Polish government who started his comedy career in 1975, co-founding a student comedy show. ...

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