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US Citizen Freed from Nicaraguan Prison

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. citizen sentenced last year to 22 years in a Nicaraguan prison for alleged drug trafficking has been freed. Jason Puracal, whose case became a rallying point for human rights activists, flew out of Managua Friday, a day after he and his co-defendants left the prison. Puracal has not spoken to reporters. His destination […]

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Indian Man Freed After 30 Years in Pakistani Jail

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian man has been freed after spending more than three decades in a Pakistani prison for spying. Surjeet Singh walked over the Wagah border crossing Thursday between Pakistan and India into Punjab state, where he was reunited with his family. Singh spent time in a prison in the Pakistani city of Lahore after being […]

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Indian Man Freed After 30 Years in Pakistani Jail

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian man has been freed after spending more than three decades in a Pakistani prison for spying. Surjeet Singh walked over the Wagah border crossing Thursday between Pakistan and India into Punjab state, where he was reunited with his family. Singh spent time in a prison in the Pakistani city of Lahore after being […]

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India Allows Pakistani Prisoner to Visit Home

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India is allowing an 80-year old Pakistani man who was jailed for murder to visit his homeland. The country’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Khalil Chishty can travel to Pakistan after being freed on bail last month. Chishty, a scientist, was convicted of killing a man during a dispute in the Indian state of […]

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A Look at Palestinian Prisoners Expected To Be Freed

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a list of some key Palestinian inmates slated to be freed in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit: Nael Barghouthi: Believed to be the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner. He received a life sentence in 1978 for his role in the murder of an Israeli during a Palestinian commando operation. He is sometimes referred […]

AAPP Urges Release of Terminally Ill Burmese Political Prisoner

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An independent non-profit organization supporting political prisoners (The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) has urged an immediate and unconditional release of a leading member of the All Burma Student Federation Union, Ko Zaw Lin Tun, from prison. In a press release Saturday, the independent non-profit organization says Ko Zaw Lin Tun is terminally ill, […]

Vietnamese Prisoner Dies in Prison After Year-Long Medical Parole

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 4:47 am (UTC-5)
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Rights groups and relatives say a prominent Vietnamese political prisoner has died in prison just weeks after being returned to custody from medical parole. Human Rights Watch and other groups say Truong Van Suong died Monday morning of heart-related ailments at a prison outside Hanoi. Suong, a former South Vietnamese military officer, had spent 33 […]

India Releases 108-Year-Old Inmate

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Prison authorities in India have released the country’s oldest inmate, a 108-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder. Brij Pandey was released Friday from prison in northern Uttar Pradesh state on humanitarian grounds. Pandey, a Hindu priest, was 84 years old when he was charged, along with 15 others, for his part in the […]

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