Apr 17, 2016

U.S. sends nine Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, the United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, U.S. ...

Apr 5, 2016

Killer of New York's 'Kitty' Genovese dies in prison

The convicted murderer of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, a 28-year-old New York City bartender whose 1964 slaying became a notorious symbol of urban indifference, has died in prison at age 81, corrections officials said Monday. Winston Moseley was serving a life sentence for the rape ...

Mar 13, 2016

China's criminal conviction rate nearly 100% in 2015

China found almost 100 percent of criminal defendants guilty last year, figures from the country’s top court showed Sunday, even as authorities pledged to reduce wrongful convictions. A total of 1,039 accused were “declared innocent” by Chinese courts in 2015, Zhou Qiang, head of ...

Another U.S. citizen is detained in Iran

Feb 25, 2016

Another U.S. citizen is detained in Iran

Iranian authorities have arrested a U.S. citizen whose son has been detained in Iran for the last four months, friends and family said Wednesday, describing what would be the first such action against an American national in Iran since last month’s prisoner swap between ...

Feb 18, 2016

Colombian prison drain pipes yield over 100 dismembered corpses

Remains of at least 100 dismembered prisoners and visitors have been found in drain pipes at a jail in Colombia’s capital that houses drug traffickers, Marxist rebels and paramilitaries, investigators said on Wednesday. Body parts were found at La Modelo jail in Bogota, one ...