Belgium, Iran conduct prisoner swap in Oman freeing aid worker and diplomat convicted in bomb plot

"Olivier spent 455 days in prison in Tehran. In unbearable conditions. Innocent," Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo wrote in a statement.

published on : 26th May 2023

Myanmar junta pardons over 2,000 political prisoners in humanitarian gesture

State-run MRTV television reported that the head of Myanmar’s military council, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, had pardoned 2,153 prisoners on the most important Buddhist holy day of the year.

published on : 3rd May 2023

Myanmar army rulers free 3,000 prisoners in holiday gesture

Myanmar has been under military rule since Feb. 1, 2021, when its army ousted Suu Kyi's elected government.

published on : 17th April 2023

Rehabilitation necessary: For many, freedom from prison may not be very welcome

On hearing the news, this former colleague told me that he was going to be blamed for the mess which he foresees coming with the release of his relative.

published on : 10th April 2023

Convicts, undertrials released during pandemic return to jail after SC order

In Rohini jail, 52 UTPs and nine convicts returned on Friday, the data stated. A total of 1,245 UTPs and 523 convicts have returned to the jails till Friday, the data said.

published on : 9th April 2023

Temporary release of prisoners part of reform process: Kerala High Court

The petitioner submitted that he is being denied leave at the instance of Muhammed Nisham, a convict.

published on : 9th April 2023

Centre to extend financial support to poor inmates to obtain legal aid, secure bail

The scheme envisages the provision of required financial support to poor persons who are in prisons and unable to afford the penalty or the bail amount. 

published on : 7th April 2023

8,437 Indian prisoners are lodged in foreign prisons; UAE has maximum with 1,966

However, due to strong privacy laws prevailing in many countries, the local authorities do not share information on prisoners unless the person concerned consents to the disclosure of such information

published on : 6th April 2023

Undertrial prisoner shot dead in court premises in Bihar

The deceased was identified as Prabhakar Kumar, who was arrested by police earlier in connection with a murder case at Bangaon police station in Saharsa district.

published on : 29th March 2023

UN decries torture, killing of Ukrainian and Russian POWs

Matilda Bogner, head of the UN monitoring mission laid out abuses allegedly committed by both sides but noted that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was at the root of the violence against civilians, POWs

published on : 24th March 2023

SC directs all convicts, undertrials released during pandemic to surrender in 15 days

"All the convicts who were released during COVID-19 pandemic after their surrender can move competent courts for suspension of their sentence", the bench said.

published on : 24th March 2023

Undertrial dies in Nirmal jail, Telangana

Police said Satish along with his three friends had gone fishing at the tank in Pesara village under Laxmanchanda mandal on December 24.

published on : 8th January 2023

 Now, hotel management courses for prisoners in Karnataka

Presently, we have many education-related courses ranging from adult literacy to distance education.

published on : 4th January 2023

SC directs prisoners released on parole in Kerala due to Covid-19 to surrender within 2 weeks

In February this year, the court had asked the Kerala government to not insist on the surrender of prisoners already out on bail or parole due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

published on : 29th April 2022

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap a 'sign of hope'

The 43-year-old Sentsov was the most famous Ukrainian prisoner held in Russia and the subject of a star-studded international campaign calling for his release. 

published on : 7th September 2019

CIA considered using 'truth serum' on post-9/11 detainees

Between 2002 and 2007, CIA doctors, psychologists, physician assistants and nurses were directly involved in the interrogation program, the report said

published on : 14th November 2018

Old, ailing prisoners to be freed; BJP commits to 'New India' by 2022

Modi told the delegates that the NDA government had decided on "Mukti Daan" to set free old and ailing jail inmates on compassionate grounds.

published on : 9th September 2018

To ease global pressure, Maldives honouring supreme court order seeking to reinstate defectors

However, President Yameen chose to ignore part of the ruling which called for the release of the political prisoners, including (former President) Nasheed.

published on : 13th February 2018

Pakistani prisoner escapes police custody after terrorists open fire at Srinagar hospital, two policemen dead

The ultras opened firing on the police party accompanying the Pakistani terrorist outside the hospital in Kaka Sarai area of the city,

published on : 6th February 2018

Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom not attempting to flee country: Spokesperson

This comes amid the turmoil after the top court's landmark order to free former President Mohamed Nasheed along with other high-profile prisoners.

published on : 3rd February 2018
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