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Unicef condemns prison abuse of minors in Georgia


September 21st, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unicef has condemned the human rights violations against juveniles in Georgia's prisons, after videos were shown on two Georgian TV networks that portrayed prison ... Read more...

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Ear-slicing Bulgarian to be deported from Britain


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A gangster known as the "Butcher of Bulgaria" for slicing off people's ears and fingers will be deported from Britain to serve 18 years in jail ... Read more...

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Share intelligence to avoid Mumbai type attack: Rehman Malik


September 8th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India must share intelligence on terrorists with Pakistan so that a "Mumbai type terror attack does not take place again", Interior Minister Rehman Malik said here ... Read more...

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Manu Sharma moves court for three weeks’ furlough


September 7th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Manu Sharma, serving a life term for killing model Jessica Lall, Friday moved the Delhi High Court for three weeks furlough.Hearing the plea, Justice V. ... Read more...

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When a dancer reformed a hardened criminal (With Images)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) He was a hardened criminal who had resisted all attempts at rehabilitation - till a renowned dancer visited the Presidency Jail here and began a therapy ... Read more...

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Prisoner escapes from Jammu high security jail


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) A prisoner escaped Wednesday from a high security jail in Kathua of Jammu region which houses many hardcore militants, an official said.A jail official told IANS ... Read more...

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Over 20 killed in Venezuela prison fight


August 21st, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 21 (IANS) More than 20 people have been killed in a prison riot between two inmate gangs near the Venezuelan capital, media reported.The violence erupted Sunday night at ... Read more...

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Don’t use British jails as hotels: Indian-origin MP


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Jails in Britain should not be used as hotels for ­foreigners, Indian-origin Conservative MP Priti Patel said after reports emerged that the public was paying 400 ... Read more...

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Main battle against terror ends: Iraqi PM


August 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that his country's main battle with terrorism has ended despite some cells of terrorists still being active, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Andhra prisoners to grow herbs for Himalaya Drugs


July 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Prisoners in Andhra Pradesh will grow herbs for the Himalaya Drug Company, India's leading herbal health and personal care company.The company will impart training to the ... Read more...

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Secure fishermen’s release from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa urges PM


July 5th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Prisoner killed in attack in Hyderabad jail


July 4th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) A prisoner died and four others were injured Wednesday morning in an attack by another prisoner in Cherlapally Central Jail on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police ... Read more...

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Abducted Saudi diplomat in Yemen makes fresh appeal


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 2 (IANS) A Saudi diplomat, kidnapped by Yemen-based Al Qaeda wing three months ago, has made a fresh appeal to the Saudi king to ensure his release ... Read more...

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I regret the day Surjeet Singh got released: Dalbir Kaur


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh, Monday said she regretted the day Surjeet Singh got released from a Pakistani prison."Surjeet Singh has ... Read more...

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Will meet PM, Sonia, Rahul, says Sarabjit’s sister


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is on the death row in Pakistan, will be making a trip to Delhi soon to meet Prime ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly resolution seeks Sarabjit’s release


June 29th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) While hailing the release of Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh from Lahore prison a day ago, the Punjab assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the immediate ... Read more...

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Neeraj Kumar named new Delhi Police chief


June 28th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Neeraj Kumar, a senior Delhi Police officer, was Thursday named the next chief of the national capital's police force. The 1976 batch Indian Police Service ... Read more...

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Bihar to computerise jails


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) Bihar has roped in the National Informatics Centre(NIC) to develop a software to computerise all prisons."NIC is developing a software for the computerization of prisons and ... Read more...

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In melee, wife unable to meet Surjeet (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 28th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Such was the rush to welcome Surjeet Singh after he crossed into India here Thursday that his wife could not get near him.It was a ... Read more...

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Surjeet met by children, to meet wife later


June 28th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Shutterbugs were waiting to capture the moment when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh would meet his wife after a gap of over three decades that he ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 madness reaches Bengal prison cells


June 13th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) The fervour surrounding the ongoing Euro Cup 2012 has reached prisons of West Bengal and authorities have given their nod to soccer-mad jailbirds' fervent pleas ... Read more...

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Bihar jail to auction 500 mobile phones


June 11th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) The Beur Central Jail here plans to auction more than 500 mobile telephones seized from inmates in recent months, officials Monday said."It is the first such ... Read more...

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CBI takes Jagan’s custody, begins questioning


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sunday began questioning jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the illegal assets case.The questioning began at the ... Read more...

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Chinese police to be punishmed for prisoners’ abuse


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) Police in China would now be punished with demotion or dismissal if they were found abusing inmates or connive in the maltreatment of prisoners, a government ... Read more...

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The World’s nicest prison is located in Bastoy


May 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastoy, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Opened in 1982, Bastoy prison, a summer-camp-like jail situated in the South of Norway. More similar to tourist destination than a detention centre, in Bastoy prison there ... Read more...

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Tamil prisoners on hunger strike in Sri Lanka


May 21st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) A total of 234 Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka, most of them former Tamil Tiger rebels, are on a hunger strike the past five days here, ... Read more...

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EU wants fair trail for Sri Lanka detainees


May 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Sunday called for a fair trial for suspected Tamil Tiger rebels held in Sri Lankan prisons.They should be either charged or released, ... Read more...

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Pakistani jails are ‘lightly constructed’ coops: daily


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Criticising security in Pakistan's prisons, a daily has described jails as "lightly constructed" chicken coops guarded by men "armed with paper darts and a catapult".The ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an ... Read more...

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Pakistani jailbreak: senior officials transferred


April 17th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Four senior officials have been transferred after Taliban militants stormed a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and freed about 400 prisoners, a media report said ... Read more...

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Taliban are contract killers: Rehman Malik


April 16th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Terming Sunday's jail attack in Pakistan as a "pre-planned conspiracy", Interior minister Rehman Malik Monday said the Taliban were "contract killers" but called themselves "Muslims".An ... Read more...

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Nazi victims’ items to be displayed in Australia


April 14th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 14 (IANS) Over 3,000 personal items - mostly wallets, photos and wristwatches - that were stripped from prisoners on their way to Nazi concentration camps in Germany will ... Read more...

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Kerala prisons to go green


April 11th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) In what is being billed as a pioneering initiative, all 52 jails in Kerala will now go green with the state government undertaking a Rs.25.50 crore ... Read more...

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1.25 million people to observe ‘Yogathon’ Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) More than a million people across India are expected to be part of a 'Yogathon' Saturday performing 'Surya Namaskars' (Salutations to the Sun) to mark World ... Read more...

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Afghan women in jail for ‘moral crimes’: Report


March 28th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) About half of the women in Afghan prisons are being held for moral crimes like adultery or running away from home, says a Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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