Prison


Outcry Grows Over Venezuela Jail Riot; 68 Killed

Anguished relatives of some 68 people killed in a riot and fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station demanded explanations on Thursday, while rights groups and opposition politicians…

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Brazil’s Lula Loses Procedural Appeals, Faces Prison

A Brazilian appeals court rejected on Monday final procedural objections raised by lawyers of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against his conviction for corruption, raising the possibility…

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Iranian Prison “Suicides”

There has been a recent rash of ostensible “natural” deaths and “suicides” in Iranian prisons. It is probably not a stretch to classify them as homicides — executions without trials.…

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French Jail Guards Start Nationwide Strike

  French prison guards launched a nationwide strike on Monday in a showdown with President Emmanuel Macron’s government over staff levels and violence that they say is spiraling out of…

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