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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Now, hotel management courses for prisoners in Karnataka
Presently, we have many education-related courses ranging from adult literacy to distance education.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
South Asian groups welcome Maldives Supreme Court order to release political prisoners
The two groups said the Supreme Court's order for the fair re-trial of all the political prisoners is a landmark ruling.
Maldives opposition accuses government of prolonging release of political prisoners
The court on Thursday night said that cases against the nine dissidents, including former president Mohamed Nasheed, were politically motivated.
North Korea says now not time to discuss US detainees
North Korea clarified it is not the right time to discuss the fate of the three Americans imprisoned in the country for different reasons.
India won't release a dozen Pakistan prisoners in the wake of Kulbushan Jadhav's sentencing
Official sources said it is not the right time for the release of Pakistani prisoners.
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test