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Turkey’s Erdogan ‘ensures’ IS fighters will not leave Syria

President claims failure of Western countries had instead stemmed influx of terrorists.

Tough to end overcrowding as many prisoners are foreigners, says MP

Nurul Izzah Anwar says it is not easy to send the foreigners back to their home countries.

Vietnam environmental activist tortured in jail, says wife

Authorities wanted Nguyen Ngoc Anh 'to confess' to crimes he did not commit.

Peru’s Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalisation

Fujimori was undergoing tests after an irregular heartbeat as well as from ‘pancreatic cysts.’

Death row inmate maintains innocence in video plea from jail

B Anand Nambiar hopes the public will help in his efforts to be spared from the gallows.

Convicted Kennedy assassin stabbed in California prison

An official declined to name the wounded inmate but confirms he was taken to hospital and is in stable condition.

Warden removed from New York jail where financier Epstein died

The staff changes were announced hours after US President Donald Trump's request for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's death.

Chechnya sends ex-IS women into schools, not jails

While some countries have stripped IS recruits of citizenship or banned them from coming back, Chechnya is actively repatriating women and children.

Brazilian inmate, who nearly escaped jail dressed as woman, found hanged

A video in which Da Silva slowly removes his surreal disguise went viral, shining a light on Brazil's longstanding struggle with its violent, overcrowded prison system.

French drug smuggler’s death sentence commuted in Indonesia

The Southeast Asian country has some of the world's strictest drug laws – including death for traffickers.

Man in prison abuse claim died due to heart infection, say...

Bruise marks on body are likely to be from handcuffs and saline drip insertion, says district police chief.

Kremlin critic Navalny returned to jail despite poisoning fears

Alexei Navalny is currently serving a 30-day sentence for violating tough protest laws after urging people to take part in a Moscow demonstration.

Anwar tells of the day Mandela sought his forgiveness

Anwar Ibrahim says Nelson Mandela apologised to him for not being able to secure his release from jail sooner, in the 1990s.

Hanoi: Land of immense beauty, history and character

One can only hope this district will escape the developers’ wrecking ball and be recognised by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site someday.

‘American Taliban’ Lindh released from prison, sparking concerns

Lindh, 38, is a free man now after his release from high-security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana three years early for good behaviour in a 20-year sentence.

Include Prisons under IPCMC in view of custodial deaths, urges Ramasamy

With another death in custody in Penang last week, the DAP man urges the government to widen monitoring of the department.

Swedish prosecutor to give decision on Assange rape probe

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently in prison in Britain after his seven years in hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Torture continues in in Iraq jail

HRW says the accused are often detained on lofty or circumstantial evidence.

‘American Taliban’ Lindh to leave prison next month

John Walker Lindh will also not be allowed to travel abroad for the three years without express court permission.

Sudan’s Bashir transferred to prison, says family

Omar al-Bashir was toppled by military rulers last week after four months of protests, ending his 30-year-rule.

Never again, says wife of Sabahan after ordeal in Cambodian prison

Chong Su Kyun is grateful to be reunited with his family, while his wife says she will not allow him to look for jobs overseas anymore.

Peru’s Fujimori pardon annulled, forced back to prison

The rightwing populist who led Peru from 1990-2000 has said for years that he suffers from life-threatening health problems.

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

The lawyer was part of Donald Trump's inner circle who in the past called himself the president's "fixer".

Cohen’s leniency bid fails; US seeks ‘significant’ prison time

Despite coming clean on some of his crimes, federal prosecutors said Cohen deserves a substantial prison term.