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Former mayor of Mozambican capital sentenced to 18 months in prison for corruption

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The former Mayor of Mozambican capital Maputo David Simango was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "the crimes of Acceptance of Offer or...
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Uganda suspends prison, inmate’s visits over surge of COVID-19 cases

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Uganda Prisons Service on Tuesday suspended prison visits for six weeks amid the sustained increase of COVID-19 cases in the second wave of...
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US Pharmacist Gets 3 Years in Prison for Trying to Ruin COVID-19 Vaccines

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A hospital pharmacist who admitted he was skeptical about COVID-19 vaccines received a 3 year jail sentence for tampering with a batch of Moderna...
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Black Forest recluse who sparked manhunt gets three years in prison

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dpa/GNA - A fugitive who led police on a six-day manhunt through Germany's Black Forest before finally being captured has been sentenced to...
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Reports: Samsung heir sentenced to prison during corruption trial

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dpa/GNA - The heir to Samsung's corporate empire, Lee Jae-yong, has again been sentenced to prison in a reopened corruption trial, local media...
Lee Jae-yong. [Photo/IC]

Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was jailed Monday for corruption linked to his management succession. The Seoul High Court sentenced Lee,...
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Radical Indonesian cleric Bashir freed from prison

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dpa/GNA - Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was released on Friday after serving nearly 10 years of his 15-year sentence for funding...
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Activists blame death of man in prison on Venezuelan officials

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dpa/GNA - Human rights activists in Venezuela have blamed the death of an indigenous man in prison on officials. Salvador Franco died on Sunday...
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Manhyia Local Prison advocates for the wearing of nose masks

The Communications Unit of the Manhyia Local Prison, led by Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Silas Prah-Andoh last week rolled out a campaign that...
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Rwanda takes measures to control spread of COVID-19 in prisons

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The Rwandan Ministry of Health on Monday said it has taken "stringent" measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in prisons after 13 cases...
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US man gets 25 years for setting fire to historically Black churches

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A white man who admitted to setting fire to three historically Black churches in Louisiana has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. Holden...
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Court upholds 17-year sentence for former South Korean president Lee

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South Korea's Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced former president Lee Myung Bak to a 17-year prison term on embezzlement and...
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Protesters breach prison, free inmates in southern Nigeria

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Dozens of inmates were set free by protesters who broke into a prison on Monday in Nigeria's southern Edo state, an official confirmed. The incident...
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Uganda offers cash rewards for recapture of over 200 prison escapees after massive jailbreak

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Ugandan prison service on Tuesday offered cash rewards for information leading to the recovery of firearms and recapture of over 200 inmates who escaped...
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South African experts urge president to send corrupt officials to prison

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As South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa conceded the ruling party was "deeply implicated in corruption" and promised to dismantle...
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Mexican drug cartel leader sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of journalist

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A federal judge in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua has sentenced an organized crime leader to 50 years in prison for the murder...
People grieve at a memorial of the Manchester Arena attack in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2020. Manchester on Friday marked the third anniversary of the terrorist attack which killed 22 people and injured hundreds. The attack happened when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande on May 22, 2017. (Photo by Jon Super/Xinhua)

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber sentenced to at least 55 years in prison

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Hashem Abedi, brother of Manchester Arena bomber, was sentenced to at least 55 years in prison, the BBC reported Thursday. Abedi helped...

Somalia probes prison clashes as death toll rises to 19

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The Somali government on Tuesday launched investigations into a violent incident at Mogadishu's central prison on Monday which left at least 15 al-Shabab...
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Six persons remanded into custody for stealing

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The Nkawie Circuit Court has remanded six persons, including a fetish priest into prison custody for stealing 46 turkeys at Barekese in the Atwima-Nwabiagya...
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Killer of Uganda mountain gorilla sentenced to 11 years in prison

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A court in southwestern Uganda has sentenced a man to 11 years in jail after he was found guilty of killing a mountain...
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Morocco threatens heavy fine, jail for not wearing mask in public

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Morocco warned on Saturday that anyone who refuses to wear a mask in public could face a maximum fine of 140 U.S. dollars or...
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Teenager gets five years in jail for causing harm

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The Nkawie circuit court has sentenced an 18-year-old unemployed man, who attacked and stabbed a community police assistant at Toase in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South...
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Trump warns protesters defacing statues to face up to 10 years in prison

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that protesters who deface statues would face up to 10 years in prison, one night after...
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Zambian leader wins praise for pardoning prisoners

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Zambia's human rights body on Saturday commended President Edgar Lungu on his decision to pardon over 2,000 inmates to mark the Africa Freedom...
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Inmates at Southern California prison suffer worst COVID-19 outbreak in U.S. federal system

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Nearly half of the inmates at a Southern California prison have tested positive for COVID-19, making it the worst-hit in U.S. federal system,...
Brazilian retired football player Ronaldinho arrives at a hotel in Asuncion where he and his brother will serve house arrest after a judge ordered their release from jail on April 7, 2020. - A judge in Paraguay ordered the release of Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis into house arrest after the siblings spent almost exactly a month in jail awaiting trial on charges of using false passports to enter Paraguay. Lawyers for the men posted bail of $1.6 million. (Photo by Norberto DUARTE / AFP)

Ronaldinho describes prison time as “hard knock”

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Brazilian football great Ronaldinho has described his time in a Paraguayan prison as a "hard knock" and says he wants nothing more than to...
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Coronavirus threatening the right to reliable information – RSF

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The2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says moving into the next decade will be a crucial period for...

COVID-19 pandemic hits South African prison

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The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped a South African prison, infecting 23 officials and three inmates, authorities said on Sunday. More cases are...

80 inmates escape from prison in western Iran

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At least 80 inmates escaped from a prison in Saqqez city in Iran's western province of Kurdistan on Friday, semi-official Fars news agency reported. ...
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3 killed in Uganda prison riot

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At least three prisoners were killed and six others injured after riots occurred Saturday afternoon in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua, prison authorities...