The Kazakh teenager, arrested on charges of sexual harassment, was released on bailed but has to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.
The Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the guilty verdicts handed to two members of punk band Pussy Riot, three months before the pair are due to be released from prison, it said Thursday.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified the treaty with China on transferring Kazakhstani convicts to Kazakhstan.
Penal Reform International will change the lives of prisoners in Kazakhstan, helping the country in its effort to humanize the penal system.
A former FBI agent was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for disclosing confidential national security information about a foiled bomb plot to an Associated Press reporter.
Omar Khadr, the Canadian "child soldier" held for a decade at Guantanamo, appealed his terror conviction Friday.
Iran's newly elected moderate president said Thursday he hoped for the freedom of more prisoners after the recent release of prominent reformists.
A court sentenced the teenage son of a Chinese general to 10 years in jail for gang rape on Thursday, court authorities said, after his trial threw a spotlight on the lives of China's elite.
Smoking is set to be prohibited in all prisons in England and Wales over fears of that staff may bring compensation claims.
A 485-pound (220-kilogram) convicted murderer who escaped execution after his lawyers argued he was too fat to be put to death has died in prison.
The force-feeding of hunger striking inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo clearly violates medical ethics and international law.
One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot on Wednesday asked again to be released on parole after serving almost a year in prison.
The document is aimed at creating mechanism for prevention of tortures and other forms of illicit treatment to people in places of confinement.
Every fifth prisoner serving a sentence in East-Kazakhstan oblast is HIV-positive.
The UN General Assembly condemned President Bashar al-Assad's "escalation" of the Syrian war on Wednesday as rebels battled to free inmates from a prison in the key city of Aleppo.
Guantanamo officials have warned detainees at the widely reviled US prison that they will have to be patted down thoroughly each time they meet their lawyers.
Nigerian gunmen on Tuesday launched coordinated attacks on military barracks, a prison and police stations in the northeastern town of Bama, killing 55 people and springing 105 inmates.
Guantanamo Bay prisoner Obaydullah says he is "losing all hope" after joining a widening hunger strike in February to protest his indefinite detention at the US military jail.
President Barack Obama may name a new envoy as a first step toward honoring his renewed pledge to close Guantanamo Bay, but the path to shuttering the "war on terror" camp seems as intractable as ever.
More than half of the 166 detainees held at the US-run Guantanamo military prison have joined a rapidly growing hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention.
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- Vladimir Putin
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