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Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: official
Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: official

More Guantanamo detainees have joined a growing hunger strike at the reviled US military prison, with nearly a third of the 166 war-on-terror suspects participating.

Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: official
US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo
US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo

Rights activists across the United States held a series of protests on Thursday demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay as a hunger-strike at the jail entered a third month.

US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo
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
Guatanamo hunger strikers ready for death - lawyer
Guatanamo hunger strikers ready for death - lawyer

His body ravaged and weakened by a 50-day hunger strike staged in protest at alleged mistreatment of Korans at Guantanamo jail, Abd al-Malik Abd al-Wahab has a message for his loved ones.

Guatanamo hunger strikers ready for death - lawyer
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Lawyers demand US show steps toward closing Guantanamo

Lawyers for detainees at Guantanamo prison called for the US to show concrete steps towards closing the facility on Tuesday, citing a "humanitarian crisis" at the controversial jail.

Lawyers demand US show steps toward closing Guantanamo
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Official addresses electronic equipment at 9/11 hearing

Guantanamo's top security official said Wednesday that intelligence agents had bugged rooms where the accused 9/11 plotters meet with their lawyers, despite a ban on eavesdropping.

Official addresses electronic equipment at 9/11 hearing
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Pork found in British prisons' halal food

Britain's Ministry of Justice suspended a supplier of halal meat to prisons on Friday after traces of pork were found inside meat pies and pasties.

Pork found in British prisons' halal food
Mexico top court frees French woman jailed for kidnap
Mexico top court frees French woman jailed for kidnap

A French woman was freed from Mexican prison Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled that police violated her rights by staging her arrest for kidnapping on national television seven years ago.

Mexico top court frees French woman jailed for kidnap
Missing Matisse thieves sentenced in Miami
Missing Matisse thieves sentenced in Miami

A US federal court handed down prison terms Tuesday to an American man and a Mexican woman for trying to sell a $3 million Henri Matisse painting stolen from a Venezuelan museum.

Missing Matisse thieves sentenced in Miami
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Brazil inmates train cat for prison break

A cat trained by prisoners to deliver cell phones and tools to dig tunnels was caught at a jail in northeastern Brazil after sneaking in with forbidden items strapped to its body.

Brazil inmates train cat for prison break
Mexican state prison. ©REUTERS
Mexico empties prison of all its inmates after deadly riot

Officials on Wednesday removed all of the prisoners -- about 500 inmates -- from a prison in northern Mexico, one day after the facility erupted in violence, leaving 15 inmates and nine guards dead.

Mexico empties prison of all its inmates after deadly riot
Vladislav Chelakh. Photo by Vladimir Prokopenko©
Kazakh guard sentenced to life for mass border killing

A court in Kazakhstan Tuesday sentenced a border guard to life in prison for murdering 14 fellow servicemen in a mysterious May massacre in the remote Tian Shan mountains.

Kazakh guard sentenced to life for mass border killing
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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
500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba
500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba

The wife jailed US contractor Alan Gross took part in a Florida protest Sunday seeking her husband's release from a Cuba prison, as some 500 rabbis from around the world appealed to Havana on his behalf.

500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba
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Turkey under pressure over Kurdish hunger strike

The Turkish government is under increasing pressure over how to tackle a hunger strike by hundreds of Kurdish prisoners across the country as the protest nears its eighth week and their health deteriorates.

Turkey under pressure over Kurdish hunger strike
Britain to get 'tough but intelligent' on law and order
Britain to get 'tough but intelligent' on law and order

British Prime Minister David Cameron will on Monday call for a "tough but intelligent" approach to law and order, advocating a combination of tough prison sentences and lighter rehabilitation methods.

Britain to get 'tough but intelligent' on law and order
Muslims trapped in ghetto of fear in Myanmar city
Muslims trapped in ghetto of fear in Myanmar city

Barbed wire and armed troops guard the Muslim quarter of a violence-wracked city in western Myanmar, a virtual prison for the families that have inhabited its narrow streets for generations.

Muslims trapped in ghetto of fear in Myanmar city
Greek prisons groaning under austerity cuts
Greek prisons groaning under austerity cuts

Austerity cuts imposed in Greece have created an explosive situation in the country's overcrowded prisons, where sanitation and food services are in disarray, insiders warn.

Greek prisons groaning under austerity cuts
Police officers stand outside the jail after the escape of more than 130 inmates.  ©REUTERS
Mexico inmates escaped through front door: officials

The 131 Mexican inmates who escaped from a prison near the US border this week fled through the front door, not a tunnel as previously believed.

Mexico inmates escaped through front door: officials