Mass testing being done at Kentucky prison where virus found

The inmates asked a judge to order their release from custody or to move them to home confinement. Such action might be “the only way to prevent their sentences from becoming death sentences,” the suit said. They are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.

Portland Rioters Torch Pig Head, American and Trump Flags; Speakers Call for Abolishing Police, Prisons

Protesters gathered Wednesday night at Chapman Square near the Justice Center as demonstrations continued in Portland for an 11th straight week since the killing of George Floyd. A post on social media said the group is calling for the total abolition of the prison system and the police.

Protesters freed in Belarus speak of prison beatings

As the European Union prepares to consider possible sanctions against the Belarusian authorities over a crackdown on demonstrators angry over what they believe was a rigged presidential election on Sunday, some protesters walked free from the Okrestina detention facility.

Afghan government releases 80 of final 400 Taliban prisoners

Newly freed Taliban prisoners walk at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 13, 2020. Picture taken August 13, 2020. National Security Council of Afghanistan/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

IS prisoner issue a ticking timebomb for the West

The IS prisoners no-one wants How do countries deal with IS returnees? What is Islamic State? Under the so-called caliphate those enforcers belonged to the Hisbah, the female morality police, who meted out harsh punishments. Today, despite being behind barbed wire in the camps, they have effectively reconstituted themselves as the same thing.

Islamic State group: Europe has ticking time bomb in prison camps

So the net result is that Europe has failed to act and the problem has been left to fester. As well as dangerous jihadists, thousands of innocent women and children have been left in limbo in these camps where in some cases those who do not follow IS’s draconian rules are getting either indoctrinated or […]

Afghanistan releases final 400 Taliban prisoners

After the Doha agreement, Kabul released all but the last 400 Islamist prisoners, prompting the Taliban to allege that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was not interested in negotiations. At the same time, the Taliban launched fresh attacks against Afghan forces to demonstrate their battlefield strength.

Afghan authorities begin release of ‘dangerous’ Taliban prisoners

A prisoner swap formed part of a deal signed by the Taliban and the United States in February, which saw Washington agree to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in return for a pledge from the insurgents to hold peace talks with the Afghan government.

Afghan gov’t releases 80 Taliban prisoners: official

Since early March, the Afghan government had released 5,100, including 500 prisoners who were not included in a Taliban list of prisoners, and Taliban freed 1,000 Afghan soldiers or government staff, but the Afghan government suspended the release of 400 Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law recalls how he learned of actor’s death, did ‘toughest thing’ of his life and broke news to wife

Sushant’s family has accused his girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, of abetment to suicide. She has also been accused of misappropriating Rs 15 crore from his bank account in the last one year. An FIR was filed by Sushant’s father, KK Singh, against Rhea and her family members in Patna under various sections of the Indian Penal […]