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British women get pregnant to escape jail term


September 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A judge in Britain has criticised two women who became pregnant to dodge imprisonment after laundering money from a customer's bank account.The judge still gave them ... Read more...

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Indonesia cuts sentence of over 50,000 prisoners


August 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) More than 50,000 convicts, including those sentenced for graft, murder and drug running, have been granted sentence reductions as the country celebrated Independence Day Friday, media ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging case: Convicts set free before term


August 18th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The four youths who were convicted of ragging medical student Aman Kachroo to death in a Himachal Pradesh institute are out of the jail before completing ... 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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Ukraine sentences two diplomats for spying


July 18th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two diplomats, identified only as coming from Asia, have been sentenced to eight years in prison for an attempt to steal secret rocket technology from ... Read more...

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Six jailed for offending Oman sultan on Facebook


July 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Six people, including a woman, have been sentenced to a year in prison for offending Oman's monarch Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on social networking website ... Read more...

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400 offenders in Britain raped again after release


July 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Over 400 sex offenders carried out rapes after being freed from British jails, say official statistics.Of 3,263 rapists convicted in last three years, 409 had previous ... Read more...

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Fenerbahce president convicted over match-fixing


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) A Turkish court has convicted and sentenced Fenerbahce sports club president Aziz Yildirim to 75 months in prison on match-fixing charges.The court Monday also convicted several ... Read more...

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Pakistan frees 311 Indian prisoners


June 27th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's fate may have plunged into further uncertainity, but India still has some reason to cheer. Pakistan Wednesday freed 311 Indian ... Read more...

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Free Sarabjit, Krishna ‘requests’ Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh from a Pakistani jail and renewed its "request" to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to also free ... Read more...

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Butt arrives home, vows to clear his name


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, who was released from a British jail Thursday, returned home Friday amidst a chaotic welcome and vowed to clear his ... Read more...

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Pakistan to release 23 jailed Indian juveniles


June 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A total of 23 Indian juvenile prisoners lodged in Sindh province's jails in Pakistan will be released soon, according to a provincial minister.Sindh Law and Prisons ... Read more...

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Apex court pulls up Andhra police chief


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the Andhra Pradesh police chief for withdrawing the security provided to R. Chandra Shekar Reddy and his family following ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican inmates sew `HeelCondoms’


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Inmates at Vega Alta women's prison in Puerto Rico are reducing their sentences thanks to their daily work of sewing "HeelCondoms", colourful and varied accessories ... Read more...

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Teenager jailed for killing Russian Santa Claus


May 4th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 17-year-old boy in Tajikistan capital Dushanbe has been sentenced to jail for 10 years for killing a man dressed as "Father Frost', the Russian ... Read more...

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Five jailed for duping Chinese civil service candidate


April 26th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Five people, including two officials, in China's Shanxi province have been imprisoned for their roles in falsifying a civil service candidate's physical examination records.The Jiao district ... Read more...

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Bihar court acquits 23 in caste massacre case


April 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Citing lack of evidence, a Bihar court Monday acquitted three men sentenced to death and 20 given life imprisonment for the 1996 massacre in Bathani Tola ... Read more...

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Osama’s wives, kids seen in new video


April 10th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) A new video on Osama bin Laden's widows in a Pakistani prison shows a boy stacking teddy bears on a chair while another grabs a cricket ... Read more...

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Why Pakistanis in jail if sentence over: SC


April 10th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed its anguish at mentally challenged and deaf-mute foreign nationals, mostly Pakistanis, who continued to languish in Indian jails long ... Read more...

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Aamer warns players against fixing in ICC video


April 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Aamer has appeared in an educational video on behalf of International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, warning players not to make the same ... Read more...

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Man gets death for burning alive daughter-in-law


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A man was awarded the death penalty by a court here Tuesday for burning alive his daughter-in-law in 2009. His son and daughter were awarded ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves chemical castration for paedophiles


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament's upper house -- the Federation Council -- has approved a law that would provide tougher penalties, including life imprisonment and chemical castration, ... Read more...

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Rapists of ‘willing’ girl survive tough punishment


February 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Two rapists in Britain escaped harsh punishment after the judge observed their 11-year-old victim was "willing". The duo, however, received 40 months in jail.Roshane Channer and ... Read more...

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Chinese province steps up use of English


February 15th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Civil servants in a Chinese province will learn to speak English by the year 2015 to provide better services to people.All civil servants with a ... Read more...

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Two convicted in Russia for making pen guns


February 8th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia's Far Eastern Amur region convicted two workers of a military plant who covertly manufactured pen guns, a spokesperson for the region's ... Read more...

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Five held guilty in Kiliroor sex case


February 6th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) A court here Monday found five people guilty in a horrendous case in which a teenaged girl who was sexually exploited in 2003 died a year ... Read more...

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Religion gives people more self-control


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) People muster greater self-control when they are given unrelated tasks, especially after thinking about religion.For instance, participants, given a sentence containing five words to unscramble, with ... Read more...

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Release Pakistani prisoners who’ve completed sentence: Supreme Court


January 24th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to immediately release 54 Pakistani nationals who are languishing in Indian jails despite completing ... Read more...

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Ex-cop and brother jailed for running mafia in China


January 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A court in China has sentenced a former police officer to 15 years in jail and his brother to 20 years and slapped them with ... Read more...

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Supreme Court extends Sukh Ram’s interim bail (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday extended the interim bail granted to former telecom minister Sukh Ram and two others who have been convicted for their alleged ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching surge in South Africa


January 13th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 13 (IANS) Despite increased law enforcement efforts, rhino poaching accelerated in South Africa last year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Thursday.The country lost 448 rhinos ... Read more...

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Iran sentences CIA ’spy’ to death


January 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 9 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced a CIA "spy", Amir Hekmati, to death, Iran's Fars news agency reported Monday.Hekmati was charged with "cooperating with hostile government of ... Read more...

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31 killed in Mexico prison fight


January 6th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) A fight involving several groups of inmates at a prison in Mexico has left at least 31 dead, officials said.The incident took place in the ... Read more...

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Ex-Cambodian anti-drug head gets life sentence


January 5th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Jan 5 (IANS) The former head of the Cambodian anti-drug agency and his two subordinates were Thursday sentenced to life in prison for money laundering.Lt. Gen. Moek Dara ... Read more...

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China executes mafia-style gang leader


December 13th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) The leader and two core members of a mafia-style gang that terrorised people in southwest China's Kunming city were executed Tuesday, court officials said.Gang leader Jiang ... Read more...

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