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Turkey holds thousands in solitary in Erdogan’s prisons
Middle East

Turkey holds thousands in solitary in Erdogan’s prisons

“My living conditions are getting worse by the day, and I feel increasingly poor,” Muzaffer Ozcengiz wrote from his prison…
Inmates shiver in frigid cells at New York jail, lawmakers say
World

Inmates shiver in frigid cells at New York jail, lawmakers say

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Inmates at a federal jail in Brooklyn have suffered for days without heat or power during…
Italy uses imams in prisons to deter extremism among inmates
World

Italy uses imams in prisons to deter extremism among inmates

Italy’s plan to reduce the risk of a jihadi-inspired attack is pinned in small part on El Hacmi Mimoun, an…
Court adjourns lawsuit demanding Aqrab prison shutdown to June 15
Egypt

Court adjourns lawsuit demanding Aqrab prison shutdown to June 15

The commissioners for the State Council’s Administrative Court adjourned on Thursday a lawsuit demanding the shutdown of the heavy-guarded al-Aqrab…
Situation controlled at Tanta police station after detainees start fire
Egypt

Situation controlled at Tanta police station after detainees start fire

A fire started inside Tanta police station, resulting in the evacuation of detainees from the building, has been controlled under…
Prisoner killed during rampage, escape attempt: ministry
Egypt

Prisoner killed during rampage, escape attempt: ministry

An inmate has been killed during an attempted break-out from a police station in the town of Hawamdiya, Giza, the…
NCHR’s favorable review of al-Aqrab prison sparks controversy
Egypt

NCHR’s favorable review of al-Aqrab prison sparks controversy

"There is no systematic torture in Egyptian prisons,” said the head of Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Mohamed…
Indonesia says executions won’t be delayed despite mercy pleas
World

Indonesia says executions won’t be delayed despite mercy pleas

Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not…
Senior security chief, officers jailed over prisoners’ escape
Egypt

Senior security chief, officers jailed over prisoners’ escape

On Saturday, the Abu Suweir misdemeanor court in Ismailia sentenced 12 police officers from al-Mustaqbal Prison to three years in jail,…
Egyptian prisons overcrowded, says rights group to president
Egypt

Egyptian prisons overcrowded, says rights group to president

A Cairo-based human rights organization has urged the presidency to intervene immediately to resolve the problem of high density in…
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