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Football withdrawal: Argentina prisoners on hunger strike after cable TV breaks ahead of World Cup

As football fans across the globe gear up to watch the World Cup, a group of Argentinian prisoners has gone on hunger strike until prison authorities fix the facility’s cable television system. Read more “Cable television is an indispensable right for everyone deprived of their liberty,” nine inmates at Puerto Madryn jail, near the Atlantic in southern Argentina, wrote. “It ...

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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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Release of 40 radicalized prisoners a 'major risk' – French counter-terrorism prosecutor

France is gearing up to release 40 radicalized prisoners in the coming months, a move which the country’s lead counter-terrorism prosecutor says is a “major risk,” as they could have become more radicalized behind bars. Speaking to French broadcaster BFM TV, Francois Molins confirmed that France will be releasing around 20 radicalized prisoners this year and a further 20 in ...

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Pompeo returning with 3 US prisoners from North Korea – Trump

Published time: 9 May, 2018 12:43 Edited time: 9 May, 2018 12:51 US President Donald Trump has tweeted to say that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is returning from North Korea with three US prisoners. Trump also said that a time and a date for his meeting with Kim Jong Un had been set. Trump went on to add that ...

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Putin order examination of Sobchak’s request to pardon alleged ‘political prisoners’

A Russian presidential spokesman has told reporters that Vladimir Putin received a request to pardon 16 alleged political prisoners from election rival Ksenia Sobchak. He has ordered his administration to look into it. “This is true, this list made by Sobchak has been passed to the president. The president received it and charged his administration with the task of working ...

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Wanted: Pagan leaders for prisoners (seriously, & it pays £29k)

Pagans are being sought for UK prisons to ensure the needs of Druid and Wiccan detainees are met. The Ministry of Justice is looking to provide for Polytheistic prisoners who currently have no recourse to their religious needs. Experienced practitioners of what is said to be one of the world’s oldest religion are wanted to “act as faith advisor in ...

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British-Iranian prisoner’s release depends on £400mn arms deal debt row, claims husband

Imprisoned British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release depends on the UK paying a £400 million ($ 765 million) arms deal debt it owes Iran, according to her husband Richard. The debt is thought to date back to the 1970s. An Iranian Judge reportedly told Zaghari-Ratcliffe on Wednesday that her release was dependent on the UK paying the interest on the debt. Zaghari-Ratcliffe ...

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Florida prisoners launch month-long work strike to protest ‘slave labor’

Inmates across Florida have begun striking over work conditions they say amount to “modern day slavery.” The prisoners are refusing to take part in work assignments until they are paid and other demands are met. On Monday, Florida prisoners launched a large scale work strike that organizers said will last at least a month. Last month, a group of prisoners ...

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‘Treated worse than prisoners’: Submissive wife school shut down in China

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 13:46 Chinese authorities have closed down controversial “women’s virtue” courses in the country’s Liaoning province. The female students were reportedly taught the “traditional” value of being submissive to their husbands. The school in question, run by the Fushun Traditional Values Association in Liaoning province in the north-east of China, was shut down on Sunday, the ...

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15 prisoners have convictions thrown out in Chicago over crooked cops

Fifteen men who were framed by a corrupt team of cops in Chicago have had their convictions thrown out en masse, leading to calls for hundreds of other cases linked to the team led by disgraced former officer Ronald Watts to be investigated. The 15 had their convictions quashed Thursday, and hours later, seven cops allegedly part of Watts’ team ...

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