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US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

        DENPASAR:  A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said. The pair made a break from the Indonesian resort island’s main prison by cutting a hole in the roof with […]

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for possession of illegal weapons. The activist Shakeel alias Banarsi was arrested in Rangers’ raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero in 2015. The court also imposed a Rs100,000 fine. The illegal weapons had been recovered from Federal […]

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

By AFP Relatives of inmates wait for news of their loved ones outside the Cadereyta state prison after a riot broke out at the prison, in Cadereyta Jimenez, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico October 10, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS/Daniel BecerrilMONTERREY:  Mexican security forces used lethal force Tuesday to put down a prison riot in clashes that […]

Khanani gets 68 months in US prison

Khanani gets 68 months in US prison

Corr KARACHI: After spending more than a year in a Miami jail, money changer Altaf Khanani has been sentenced to 68 months in prison and a $250,000 fine on one count of conspiracy to commit laundering by a United States District Court in Florida, according to documents available with Dawn. The sentence was passed on […]

Dr Asim released from prison after 19 months

Dr Asim released from prison after 19 months

AGENCY PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain was released from prison after 19 months on Friday after the Sindh High Court issued a release order for the former minister. SHC issued a release order for Dr Asim Hussain.─DawnNews The release order was issued after Dr Asim submitted his Pakistani and Canadian passports before the court ─ […]

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The Syrian Justice Ministry denied the Amnesty report, calling it completely “devoid of truth”, Syrian state news agency SANA reported late on Tuesday. […]

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

BEIRUT: As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a “policy of extermination.” Titled Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty’s damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, detainees, and […]

Four hostages taken, two released at Delaware prison

Four hostages taken, two released at Delaware prison

DELAWARE (Yes News) – Inmates at a Delaware prison were still holding two correctional staff members hostage on Wednesday night after releasing two others during an uprising at the facility, state officials said. One of the released hostages, an officer, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Delaware State Police spokesman Sergeant Richard […]

Axact executive could face 20 years in US prison over fake degree scam

Axact executive could face 20 years in US prison over fake degree scam

Axact executive Umair Hamid, who was charged in a US federal court on Wednesday for his part in an alleged $140 million “fake diploma mill” scheme, could face up to 20 years in prison. In the latest in a global crackdown touched off by arrests in Pakistan last year, Hamid, 30, was arrested on Monday […]