Category: prison

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Ethiopia to pardon political prisoners, shut detention center

Ethiopia has announced plans to release political prisoners and shut an infamous prison in the capital, Addis Ababa, in a surprise move the government says aims to “foster national reconciliation”. The office of the Ethiopian prime minister said charges would be dropped against politicians currently being prosecuted, while political prisoners who are imprisoned will receive pardons,…

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Palestinians in Lebanon: ‘It’s adore residing in a penal complex’

Beddawi, Lebanon – Mahmoud Mashwra was 12 when he left school to sell candy on the street. Mashwra, whose family fled Israeli oppression in the Palestinian territories years ago in hopes of a better life in Lebanon, instead found a dismal economy, international aid shortages and discrimination against Palestinians. He began working full-time to help…

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Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in penal advanced for genocide

Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide and war crimes during the Balkans conflicts over two decades ago. The presiding judge of International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday found that the 74-year-old general “significantly contributed” to genocide committed at Srebrenica.  Previous judgments already ruled…