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7 Jan
The military junta is observing the 75th anniversary of independence with a gesture of amnesty, but critics have called it a stunt. Thousands still remain locked up as authorities continue to crack down on dissenters.
20 Nov
The EU and rights groups have strongly condemned the executions carried out by Kuwait. A European vote on visa-free travel for Kuwaitis is likely to be impacted.
19 Apr 2022
Myanmar's military junta announced that it will pardon hundreds of prisoners, including 42 foreigners, as the country marks the Buddhist new year. But political prisoners are reportedly not included.
13 Mar 2022
In Yemen, the death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison run by rival Houthis has climbed to at least 82. The coalition denied targeting the facility. The attack marks an escalation in the country's seven-year civil war.
15 Nov 2021
Drug trafficking gangs went on a killing spree in the same Ecuadorean prison where 119 people died in September. Ecuador plans to release some prisoners at the overcrowded facility.
1 Oct 2021
Relatives of prisoners in an Ecuadorian jail where gang clashes left over a hundred dead speak of their fears for their loved ones. "It's very painful," said the mother of one prisoner outside the jail, "I don't know if my son is well or not."
31 Jul 2021
In the Russian prison system, letters are oftentimes the only effective means to communicate with prisoners, and activists see writing to the convicts as their own personal act of protest.
4 Jul 2021
Officials in Myanmar have said they are freeing 2,300 prisoners who had taken part in protests against the country's military rulers. No reason was given for the timing of their release.
6 Apr 2021
Nigeria has experienced one of its largest jailbreaks — involving more than 1,800 inmates — after gunmen attacked a prison in the south of the country.
28 Mar 2021
Myanmar's military says it has released more than 600 prisoners arrested on various alleged infractions since the February 1 coup.
29 Dec 2020
Outbreaks of the coronavirus in prisons and jails in the United States have been widespread, but inmates have been neglected as policymakers determine who should be prioritized for vaccinations.
1 Dec 2020
A riot at a Sri Lankan jail has left at least eight inmates dead and more than 50 injured. Prisoners had been protesting over surging coronavirus infections in the country's overcrowded facilities.

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