Two military officers sentenced to life in prison over failed Turkey coup

Two military officers sentenced to life in prison over failed Turkey coup

Two senior Turkish military officers were jailed for life on Thursday for involvement in July’s failed coup attempt that killed almost 250 people, marking the first conviction related to the putsch, news agencies said. The court found that a colonel and a major had been assigned duties as provincial commanders after the intended overthrow of […]

More than 150 escape in Philippines prison break after gunmen storm jail

More than 150 escape in Philippines prison break after gunmen storm jail

More than 150 inmates of a southern Philippine jail escaped when suspected Muslim rebels stormed the dilapidated facility in a pre-dawn raid on Wednesday, killing one guard, authorities said. The attack added to a long history of daring jailbreaks in the strife-torn south, home to a decades-old Muslim separatist insurgency as well as extremist gangs […]

Turkey to release 38,000 from prison, frees space for coup plotters

Turkey to release 38,000 from prison, frees space for coup plotters

Turkey will grant early release to some 38,000 prisoners who committed crimes before July 1, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said Wednesday, amid reports of prison overcrowding after the failed coup. Bozdag said in a series of messages on Twitter that the move was “not an amnesty” and the convicts were not being pardoned but released […]

Chad’s ex-dictator Habré sentenced to life in prison for war crimes

Chad’s ex-dictator Habré sentenced to life in prison for war crimes

A Senegalese court on Monday sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to life in prison for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during his brutal 1982-1990 rule. In a historic ruling marking an end to a decades-long quest for justice, a court in Senegal found Habré guilty of rape, torture, summary executions, abductions and […]

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

NEW YORK: A Pakistani man on trial in the US for planning to bomb a British shopping center testified on Thursday he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and emails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride, denying the communiqués were coded to disguise an Al Qaeda plot. Abid Naseer, […]

So, you wanted to break out of a Brazilian prison

So, you wanted to break out of a Brazilian prison

THIS man wanted to break out of a prison in Brazil. See you in the canteen, Papillon: The next target demographic for a fad diet: jail-breakers. Rafael Valadao certainly won’t try another escape without dropping a few pounds, not after getting wedged in the wall at the prison in Ceres, Brazil, during a bold bid […]