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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. ©Reuters/Ammar Awad
Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 6 years jail for bribery

A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced Israeli ex-premier Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for accepting bribes linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, media reports said.

Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 6 years jail for bribery
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No beard for convicts: Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Interior Affairs suggested introducing new regulations considering the appearance of convicts into the New Criminal Code.

No beard for convicts: Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan
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Kazakh father of Boston prisoner granted US Visa

Amir Ismagulov, the father of Azamat Tazhayakov, a Kazakhstani student arrested in Boston, has finally received his visa after 45 days of waiting.

Kazakh father of Boston prisoner granted US Visa
Amir Ismagulov in Boston at the site of bombing. Photo ©REUTERS
Boston Prisoner's Kazakhstani father denied visa

Amir Ismagulov, the father of Azamat Tazhayakov, who is accused of obstructing justice in the Boston bombings case, has been denied a US visa and might not be able to attend his sons court hearings.

Boston Prisoner's Kazakhstani father denied visa
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New Yorker declared innocent after doing 25 years for murder

A New York man savored his first full day of freedom on Wednesday after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

New Yorker declared innocent after doing 25 years for murder
Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges
Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden's son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002.

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges
French court sentences Rwandan over genocide
French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide Friday, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide
Turkey frees all suspects in corruption probe
Turkey frees all suspects in corruption probe

A Turkish court on Friday released the last five suspects, including the sons of two ministers, detained in a corruption probe that has struck at the heart of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.

Turkey frees all suspects in corruption probe
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'Die Hard' director released from jail

"Die Hard" director John McTiernan was released from prison Tuesday after nearly a year behind bars in connection with a wire-tapping scandal, his wife said.

'Die Hard' director released from jail
Police reject Breivik prison 'torture' complaint
Police reject Breivik prison 'torture' complaint

Police in Norway said Monday they closed a preliminary investigation into a complaint by mass murderer Anders Breivik that his prison conditions amounted to "serious torture".

Police reject Breivik prison 'torture' complaint
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$6.4 mn payout for man who spent 23 years in US prison

New York City said Thursday it will pay out $6.4 million to a man who spent 23 years in prison for the murder of a rabbi that he did not commit.

$6.4 mn payout for man who spent 23 years in US prison
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Nun, 84, gets three years in US prison for nuclear break-in

An elderly nun who broke into what was supposed to be one of the most carefully guarded nuclear facilities in the United States was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Nun, 84, gets three years in US prison for nuclear break-in
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Kazakhstani sentenced to life imprisonment in US facing retrial

Kazakhstan national Asel Abdygapparova convicted for life in prison in the US is awaiting retrial and possible reduction of jail sentence.

Kazakhstani sentenced to life imprisonment in US facing retrial
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Man charged over murder of N.Ireland prison officer

Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday charged a 33-year-old man over the murder of a prison officer who was shot dead near Belfast as he drove along a motorway to work in 2012.

Man charged over murder of N.Ireland prison officer
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Uzbek activists jailed for backing Ukrainian protests

An Uzbek court has sentenced a group of activists including a well-known photographer to 15-day prison sentences and fines for rallying in support of anti-government protests in Ukraine, the activists said.

Uzbek activists jailed for backing Ukrainian protests
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50% of Kazakhstan’s prison population out of work

According to the Kazakhstan’s General Prosecutor’s Office, prison population stood at 42 000 as of the end of 2013.

50% of Kazakhstan’s prison population out of work
Nine dead after gunmen storm Mexico prison: official
Nine dead after gunmen storm Mexico prison: official

Gunmen stormed a prison in southwestern Mexico on Friday in an attack that left five of the assailants and four inmates dead, officials said.

Nine dead after gunmen storm Mexico prison: official
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Kazakhstan has highest incarceration rate in Central Asia

Kazakhstan has the highest incarceration rate in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan has highest incarceration rate in Central Asia
Khodorkovsky to stay out of Russia, help jailed dissidents
Khodorkovsky to stay out of Russia, help jailed dissidents

Russia's former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Sunday after walking free from a decade in jail that he would stay away from his homeland but help to free Russian political prisoners still behind bars.

Khodorkovsky to stay out of Russia, help jailed dissidents
Putin pardons Khodorkovsky after 10 years in jail
Putin pardons Khodorkovsky after 10 years in jail

President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree granting a pardon to Russia's former richest man and bitter Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, allowing his release after more than a decade in prison.

Putin pardons Khodorkovsky after 10 years in jail