The U.S. embassy in Kabul said the closure decision was linked to a deadline to end the detention program in Afghanistan
The majority of the items were to enable the inmates to commit suicide, or attack inmates and guards
Former professor of astrophysics Rennan Pekunlu becomes the first individual in Turkey to be jailed for such an offence
Human rights group OCTT has received more than 400 cases of torture since 2011
The prison, located in the northern city of Buraydah, was adorned for the wedding of the Saudi inmate in his thirties
The kingdom has detained 48 Syrians nationals over the past nine months, Al-Watan newspaper said
Nine prisoners were sent to Pakistan last week from the Parwan detention center, a U.S. military spokesman said
the New York-based body studied the cases of 189 people locked up in Karaj, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of the capital Tehran.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said journalists had been accused of “incitement”.
Blogger Sattar Beheshti, who was arrested for criticizing Iran’s regime online, was found dead in his cell
The incident has reportedly sparked clashes between prisoners and policemen, leading to casualties on both sides
The number of Saudi detainees reached 2,352 as of this week, while Yemen nationals accounted for 184
Bowe Bergdahl is reported to have played soccer with the Taliban fighters
Inmate Fatima bin Mohammed was given a life sentence but earned her freedom in March after learning the entire Quran
Sudan says the release of Christian Sudanese depended on whether a court accepted an appeal request made by her defense team
The LGBT rights groups thought the decision would further extend discrimination in the largely homophobic country
Salafist preacher Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is on trial for fraud in a case related to presidential elections in 2012
This week's episode of “Special Mission” focuses on the events that have taken place in the Syrian city of Saidnaya over the past few ...
A recently released video, obtained by UK-based newspaper The Telegraph, showed what it said was a filthy solitary confinement cell
Entitled “Fleeting Illusion,” the 90-minute film promises revelations about Shalit's capture
A number of security and intelligence personnel aslo received one-year sentences
The 26 prisoners expected to be released late on Monday were jailed before the signing of the 1993 Oslo accords
The prisoners demand the right to be considered for parole and for long-awaited judgments on their appeal applications to be announced more quickly
Record-breaking Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Issawi was freed Monday to return to his home in Jerusalem
Foreign aid donors have ensured regular meals, heating and healthcare. But those arrangements are now at risk and fears that women may be abandoned ...
The circumstances surrounding the death of Abbas Khan remain unclear
The women were held last month for taking part in a protest demanding ousted Islamist President Mursi’s reinstatement
The protesters were accused of assaulting policemen and causing disorder during the October 6 clashes
The Iranian judiciary had accused the activists of enmity against God, and of threatening national security
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