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At U.N., Cuban diplomats shout down U.S. event on political prisoners

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Protesting Cuban diplomats shouted, chanted and banged their hands on desks at the United Nations on Tuesday to drown out the launch of a U.S. campaign on the plight of Cuban political prisoners. Cuban diplomats protest the launch of a U.S. campaign on Cuban political prisoners at the United Nations in New York, U.S., October 16, ...

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Prisoners riot at detention center in South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) – Prisoners at a detention center in South Sudan’s capital Juba staged a riot early on Sunday, seizing weapons from a storeroom and triggering a stand off with guards, a security source and residents in the area said. Detainees demanded the release of political prisoners, Voice of America reported, quoting some of them. A south Sudanese government spokesman ...

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Don’t release prisoners on Fridays, says Nacro charity

Image copyright PA Prisoners should stop being released on Fridays because it can prove hard for them to access benefits, medication and assistance, campaigners have said. A third of all prisoners in England and Wales are currently freed on a Friday but social justice charity Nacro says it is “often a race against the clock”. Some agencies close early, leaving ...

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Israel enacts law to freeze Palestinian funds equal to prisoners’ stipends

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel enacted a law on Monday to financially penalize the Palestinian Authority for paying stipends to Palestinians jailed by Israel, their families, and the families of those killed by Israeli forces. The 120-seat parliament voted 87-15 in favor of the legislation that orders holding back part of the roughly $130 million in tax revenues that Israel collects ...

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Pakistan hands over list of 471 Indian prisoners: foreign ministry | Pakistan

A Pakistani policeman performs a headcount before releasing jailed Indian fisherment from a Pakistani prison in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 25, 2014. Photo: AFP The Government of Pakistan handed over on Sunday a list of 471 Indian prisoners—53 civil and 418 fishermen—in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of ...

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Child prisoners ‘held in solitary confinement’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSheena Evelyn says her son was placed into solitary confinement, describing it as “inhumane” At least 40 children have been held in solitary confinement in young offenders institutions in the past year, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told. The UN defines solitary confinement as being held for 22 hours a day ...

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Dozens of prisoners freed under Eid remission | Pakistan

An outside view of the Adiala prison in Rawalpindi. — Geo News FILE RAWALPINDI: Dozens of prisoners were released from different jails in the country on Friday under Eid remission announced by President Mamnoon Hussain. Sixty-seven prisoners were freed from Adiala prison, Rawalpindi, according to Jail Superintendent Saeedullah Gondal said.  The inmates, who also included the ones serving their terms ...

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