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Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

/ May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim was freed from custody Wednesday after receiving a royal pardon, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliance's stunning election victory. Anwar, 70, was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was aimed at ...

Venezuela jail riot and fire leave dozens dead

Mar 29, 2018

Venezuela jail riot and fire leave dozens dead

Reuters Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses. Families hoping for news outside the police station were dispersed with tear gas and authorities did ...

Iraq holds more than 19,000 on Islamic State and militant links

| Mar 26, 2018

Iraq holds more than 19,000 on Islamic State and militant links

Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The mass incarceration and speed of guilty ...

Mar 13, 2018

Immigrants to U.K. held in 'prison-like' conditions: report

Immigrants to Britain detained in the country's largest detention center were kept in "prison-like" conditions for "excessively" long periods of time, according to a watchdog report released on Tuesday. Foreign nationals were housed in the facility near Heathrow Airport on the western outskirts of London ...