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Saturday, June 23, 2018

New York Escaped Convict Shot Dead By Police: Reports

One of two convicts who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison was shot dead by police Friday after three weeks on the run, according to media reports.

June 26, 2015

Chile Weighs Taking Guantanamo Detainees At U.S. Request

Santiago (AFP) — The Chilean government is considering taking in detainees from the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, officials said Monday. The United States made the request back in 2010 but the idea has run up against opposition from some lawmakers, said Foreign Ministry legal adviser Claudio Troncoso. “Our country is carrying out an […]

September 9, 2014

Nigeria Kidnap Families Want ‘Unconditional’ Release

Abuja (AFP) – Relatives of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram on Thursday called for their unconditional release, after Nigeria’s government ruled out a prisoner swap with the extremists. An on-the-run Boko Haram suspect wanted in connection with a bomb attack that killed 75 in Abuja was meanwhile arrested in Sudan, while […]

May 15, 2014

Iraq Empties Abu Ghraib Prison As Jihadists, Troops Clash

By Pol O Gradaigh and Kadhem Al-Attabi BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have closed the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near the capital Baghdad for security reasons and evacuated all its prisoners, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. The complex’s 2,400 inmates had been moved to other prisons in northern and central Iraq, the announcement said, without specifying […]

April 15, 2014

Israel Delays Scheduled Release Of Palestinian Prisoners, Freezing Peace Talks

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM–A delay in the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel is the latest disruption to the U.S.-brokered peace talks. When the negotiations resumed in July, Israel agreed to release 104 long-serving Palestinians in four stages throughout the talks. In exchange, the Palestinians agreed to refrain from seeking UN actions […]

March 31, 2014

Should Prisoners Get Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

By Michael Ollove, WASHINGTON — If used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs might prevent their use in prisons, which house as many as one-third of those who are infected. The […]

March 26, 2014

USS Cole Hearing Halted At Guantanamo

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — An Army judge abruptly recessed the first military commission session of the year Monday because the alleged architect of al-Qaida’s 2000 USS Cole bombing may want to fire his lawyer. One-time waterboarded Saudi prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 49, is scheduled to face trial […]

February 17, 2014