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Placard reads "Free Pussy Riot". ©REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Pussy Riot rockers in US to fight for jailed bandmates

Two members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot on Friday urged the United States to help free their bandmates jailed last year for an anti-government protest performance.

Pussy Riot rockers in US to fight for jailed bandmates
Ambassador of Germany to Kazakhstan Guido Herz. Photo courtesy of altaynews.kz
Kazakhstan Prosecutor General invites Germans to visit prisons

Kazakhstan Prosecutor General Askhat Daulbayev met with German ambassador to Kazakhstan Guido Herz.

Kazakhstan Prosecutor General invites Germans to visit prisons
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Kazakhstan to introduce electronic bracelets in 2014

Kazakhstan plans to start using electronic bracelets in 2014.

Kazakhstan to introduce electronic bracelets in 2014
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Five jailed in Britain over movie tax scam

Five people were jailed for more than 20 years in Britain on Monday for pretending to make a Hollywood blockbuster to secure millions of pounds in tax breaks from the government.

Five jailed in Britain over movie tax scam
Former Olympus Corp President 
Tsuyoshi Kikukawa. ©REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
Five-year jail term sought for ex-Olympus head

Japanese prosecutors sought a five-year jail term Tuesday for the former head of Olympus for his involvement in a $1.7 billion loss cover-up scandal that hammered Japan's corporate governance image.

Five-year jail term sought for ex-Olympus head
Kerry backs Afghanistan as Karzai hails prison deal
Kerry backs Afghanistan as Karzai hails prison deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry vowed in Kabul to stick by Afghanistan as President Hamid Karzai, after a series of fiery outbursts, hailed a "good day" for ties with the handover of a military jail.

Kerry backs Afghanistan as Karzai hails prison deal
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US to cede full control of Bagram to Afghan forces

Afghanistan is set Monday to take full control of Bagram military jail from the United States, drawing a line under one running sore in their relationship as US-led forces wind down more than a decade of war.

US to cede full control of Bagram to Afghan forces
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Main accused in Delhi gang-rape commits suicide: jail

The main accused in the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi last December hanged himself in jail Monday while in solitary confinement, prompting outrage from the victim's family.

Main accused in Delhi gang-rape commits suicide: jail
Taiwan ex-president's prison term extended
Taiwan ex-president's prison term extended

Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian, jailed for corruption in 2009, has had his prison term extended by 18 months to 20 years due to a further bribery conviction.

Taiwan ex-president's prison term extended
Egypt's Morsi to urge Obama to free blind sheikh
Egypt's Morsi to urge Obama to free blind sheikh

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said he will urge US President Barack Obama to free the blind sheikh jailed for the 1993 World Trade Center attack.

Egypt's Morsi to urge Obama to free blind sheikh
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr. ©REUTERS
Australia warns citizens against fighting in Syria

Australians who take part in the fighting in Syria face up to 20 years in jail, a spokesman for Foreign Minister Bob Carr said Friday after a Melbourne man was reportedly killed in the conflict.

Australia warns citizens against fighting in Syria
Ahmadinejad aide returns to jail after short parole
Ahmadinejad aide returns to jail after short parole

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, a senior aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, returned to jail on Monday after a four-day parole during which he underwent medical treatment.

Ahmadinejad aide returns to jail after short parole
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Kazakhstan National Security Commission mulls isolating convicted terrorists

Kazakhstan National Security Commission is thinking of a more efficient way of jailing convicted terrorists so that they do not spread their ideas among other prisoners.

Kazakhstan National Security Commission mulls isolating convicted terrorists
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US 'deeply troubled' by fate of Vietnamese bloggers

The US voiced concern Monday at the jailing of three Vietnamese bloggers for "anti-state propaganda" and urged that they be freed.

US 'deeply troubled' by fate of Vietnamese bloggers
Vietnam jails bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'
Vietnam jails bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'

A court in southern Vietnam jailed three bloggers Monday for "anti-state propaganda" at a brief but dramatic hearing, prompting calls from the United States and EU for their immediate release.

Vietnam jails bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'
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Australian jailed over penis hack killing of ex-lover

An Australian woman who admitted killing her ex-lover and attempting to hack off his penis was jailed for three years and nine months Wednesday, with a court accepting she was suffering depression.

Australian jailed over penis hack killing of ex-lover
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New Zealand 'runaway millionaire' jailed for theft

A New Zealand man who fled to China after a bank mistakenly deposited millions of dollars into his account was jailed for four years and seven months Friday.

New Zealand 'runaway millionaire' jailed for theft
Iranian woman leaves US prison after Oman mediation
Iranian woman leaves US prison after Oman mediation

An Iranian woman, jailed by the United States for attempting to export military equipment to Tehran, has been freed and arrived in Oman on Tuesday.

Iranian woman leaves US prison after Oman mediation
Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult
Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult

Thailand on Wednesday said a Thai-born US citizen jailed for insulting the kingdom's revered monarch had been granted a royal pardon, in a move welcomed by the US.

Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult
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At-risk teenagers educated of prison life in Aktau

A tour to jails has been organized for at-risk teenagers in Aktau.

At-risk teenagers educated of prison life in Aktau