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Hundreds Still At Large After Pakistan Prison Break

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northwest Pakistan are looking for more than 300 inmates who escaped from a prison after hundreds of Taliban militants raided the facility on Sunday. Four senior officials at the prison in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were suspended Monday after about 150 insurgents, armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades, stormed the prison, freeing more than 380 […]

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Hundreds Escape Pakistan Prison

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say about 150 insurgents, armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades, have stormed a prison, freeing more than 380 prisoners. Authorities say many of those who escaped during the attack early Sunday were militants. Prison officials describe 20 of the freed inmates as “dangerous.” One of the men was on death row […]

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Indonesian Police Forces End Bali Prison Takeover

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian security forces have regained control of a prison on the resort island of Bali several hours after rioting prisoners seized control of the facility. Heavily armed soldiers and riot police stormed the Kerobokan prison early Wednesday and quickly ended the takeover. Authorities say three prisoners were shot and wounded by rubber bullets during the […]

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Afghanistan Demands Immediate Control of US Prison

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s government is again demanding that control of a U.S. – run prison be immediately transferred to Afghan authorities. During Thursday’s meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai, senior judicial officials ordered a commission to implement the full transfer of the U.S. detention center near Bagram Air Base within one month — by March 9. President […]

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Sri Lankan Guards Open Fire on Rioting Prisoners

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan officials say guards have opened fire on prisoners during a riot that left least 28 people wounded. Tuesday’s clashes took place at the Magazine prison in the capital, Colombo. Four guards were among those hurt in the unrest. Authorities say rioting inmates set fire to a building to protest poor conditions at the […]

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Sri Lankan Prison Riot Wounds 19

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan officials say guards opened fire during clashes with inmates at a prison in the capital Tuesday, wounding at least 19 prisoners. Officials said that the guards had been deployed to respond to the inmates, who had started a fire in the prison. The French news agency reported that the violence occurred at Colombo’s […]

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US Accused of Abusing Afghan Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A commission set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai is making serious accusations against a U.S.-run prison. In a report released to the media Saturday, the commission accused the United States of abusing and torturing Afghans held at a prison near Bagram air base, north of the capital of Kabul. The report contains few details […]

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US Accused of Abusing Afghan Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A commission set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai is making serious accusations against a U.S.-run prison. In a report released to the media Saturday, the commission accused the United States of abusing and torturing Afghans held at a prison neat Bagram air base, north of the capital of Kabul. The report contains few details […]

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114 Inmates Escape Congo Prison

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say 114 inmates have escaped a prison in south-central Democratic Republic of Congo, the second major jailbreak in Congo this month. Authorities say the prisoners escaped the prison in Tshikapa on Sunday, after complaining about a lack of food and water. One inmate is reported to have been killed and another wounded during the […]

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Nearly 1,000 Prisoners Escape DR Congo Jail

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An official in the Democratic Republic of Congo says gunmen have attacked a jail in the southeastern state of Katanga, killing two people and allowing nearly 1,000 prisoners to escape. Katanga’s interior minister, Dikanga Kazadi, says eight assailants attacked guards at the prison in the city of Lubumbashi on Wednesday, in a bid to free […]

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