Crowds outside Myanmar's prisons await freed detainees

The head of the army-installed government, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, announced the amnesty covering more than 5,600 people on Monday, Oct 18.

published on : 19th October 2021

25 inmates of Delhi's Mandoli jail suffer minor self-inflicted injuries: Officials

All the inmates sustained minor injuries, which were self-inflicted, the jail officials said, adding that one of them was sent to the hospital, but he is back in the jail after treatment.

published on : 28th September 2021

China: Two Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019, days after Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities.

published on : 27th September 2021

Sri Lanka working to address the post-ethnic war issues: Peiris tells Jaishankar

Minister Peiris conveyed to the Indian Foreign Minister about the pragmatic and tangible action taken by the Sri Lankan government to resolve residual matters after the end of the conflict.

published on : 24th September 2021

Sri Lankan prison minister resigns after threatening to kill Tamil prisoners in Anuradhapura prison

Lohan Ratwatte's resignation came as the Tamil political parties sought his resignation and arrest after he allegedly forced two Tamil prisoners in to kneel before him and threatened to kill them.

published on : 15th September 2021

Delhi HC transfers undertrial prisoner Ankit Gujjar's death case probe to CBI

 An in-house inquiry was conducted by the DIG which found the complicity of one Deputy Superintendent, two Assistant Superintendents and a Warder who have been suspended.

published on : 8th September 2021

Telangana youth injured in Cherla after explosives planted by rebels go off 

Brahma Naidu had stopped his bike to read a poster put up by rebels calling to observe September 13 as Political Prisoners' Rights Day. Sources say the explosives were set up to injure cops.

published on : 6th September 2021

India's harsh anti-terror law comes under rare scrutiny

In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists. 

published on : 16th August 2021

Fully vaccinated people allowed to visit prisoners in TN from August 16

Prisoners will be allowed to have visitors again from August 16. The Prisons department had suspended visitation across the State from April 27 due to the second wave of Covid.

published on : 13th August 2021

Coimbatore Central Prison inmates turn painters, use walls to spread positivity

If a prison is conceived as a place of gloom and doom, its walls are testimony to the thousands of stories behind that melancholy.

published on : 26th July 2021

US hits Iran for delay in nuclear and prisoner swap talks

A sixth round of nuclear talks ended last month without agreement. The U.S. has repeatedly said it is ready for a seventh round as soon as Iran is ready.

published on : 18th July 2021

SC to hear today case on release of prisoners in jail despite bail

The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the delay in releasing convicts by prison authorities even after being granted bail by courts.

published on : 16th July 2021

Maharashtra: 68 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Raigad jail

The infected persons, including a jail staffer, have been shifted to a COVID-19 centre in Nehuli village, around 4 km from Alibaug city, for treatment, the official added.

published on : 13th July 2021

Speed up release and repatriation of Indian civilian prisoners, India tells Pakistan

The two countries exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in each other's custody in line with the provisions of a 2008 agreement.

published on : 1st July 2021

COVID-positive prisoner escapes from hospital in Assam's Karbi Anglong district

The prisoner was admitted to the COVID ward of the hospital on Thursday afternoon after he tested positive.

published on : 26th June 2021
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