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29 Jul 2021
Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife have been in jail since 2015. On Wednesday, a Nigerian court acquitted the couple and ordered their release.
20 Jul 2021
Cameroonian social media celebrity Shakiro has described how she and fellow transgender woman Patricia were put in chains during the five months they have spent in prison. They were released on Friday pending an appeal against their five-year sentences for "attempted homosexuality".
8 Jul 2021
The former president faces a jail term for contempt of court after refusing to appear at his own corruption inquest. His lawyer argues that he is in poor health and is not a flight risk.
1 Jul 2021
Bill Cosby is released from prison after conviction vacated by Pennsylvania court.
28 Jun 2021
The WikiLeaks founder, who faces charges in the US over a massive leak of classified data, has been engaged to his partner since 2016. The couple hopes to marry in a London prison ahead of his 50th birthday on July 3.
24 Jun 2021
Antivirus software creator John McAfee, 75, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona. Signs point to death by suicide, according to the Catalan Justice Department.
13 Jun 2021
Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says to disregard statements made under duress. Raman Pratasevich's mother also expressed dismay.
25 May 2021
Rocco Morabito of Italy's 'ndrangheta Mafia was arrested in Brazil, two years after his escape from a prison in Uruguay. Known as "the king of cocaine," he had escaped with other inmates through the roof of the prison.
3 May 2021
Dismissed as a traitor in Pakistan but lauded as a hero by the United States, Shakeel Afridi is paying a heavy price for his role in bringing an end to Osama Bin Laden.
20 Apr 2021
A team of medics including Alexei Navalny's personal doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, are denied access to a penal colony hospital where the Russian opposition figure is being treated. Navalny, 44, launched a hunger strike on March 31 and his medical team has warned that his health is failing rapidly.
27 Mar 2021
In a long, emotional letter, former president Jeanine Anez said she was suffering abuse in pre-trial detention. She faces charges of leading a coup against her predecessor.
12 Feb 2021
A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Hathloul was arrested just before the ban on female driving was lifted. She had also protested against the male guardianship system, in which women have limited rights without male consent.

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