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Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

/ Aug 13, 2018

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

It's barely 6 a.m. and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home — he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritizes rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one ...

Russian authorities close museum on Soviet gulags

/ Jul 21, 2018

Russian authorities close museum on Soviet gulags

A museum dedicated to the Soviet gulags has been forced to close, its director said Friday, the latest case of Russian authorities putting pressure on those researching the Soviet-era camps. "We no longer have access to the museum, and yesterday there was an attempt to ...

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 ...