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Tripoli forces take prisoners as EU demands Libya's Haftar to stop offensive

Tripoli forces take prisoners as EU demands Libya's Haftar to stop offensiveThe fighting between Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and troops under the internationally-backed Tripoli government has killed at least 56 people and forced 8,000 to flee their homes in the city in the last week, the United Nations said. A Reuters reporter heard occasional heavy gunfire and explosions as the LNA faced off with forces of Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj’s government around a disused former international airport and the Ain Zara district. After sweeping up from the south, the LNA became bogged down in Tripoli’s southern suburbs 11 km (7 miles) from the city center.



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Trump calls for new focus on hiring former prisoners

Trump calls for new focus on hiring former prisonersWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he wants to follow up on criminal justice reform with efforts that help federal inmates find jobs after they leave prison.



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Saudi to free 850 Indian prisoners from its jails: India government

Saudi to free 850 Indian prisoners from its jails: India governmentSaudi Arabia will release 850 Indians from its prisons after a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to New Delhi, India’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Saudi jails hold the greatest number of Indians incarcerated in any country abroad. As of January 2019, 2,224 Indians were jailed in the kingdom for crimes including murder, kidnapping, bribery, cheating, and offences related to drugs and alcohol, according Indian Foreign Ministry figures.



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Syria regime and rebels swap prisoners, Turkey says

Syria regime and rebels swap prisoners, Turkey saysThe Syrian government and rebels swapped prisoners Saturday in a “first important step” in building trust between the warring sides under a Russia-Iran-Turkey-brokered peace process, Turkey’s foreign ministry said Saturday. “Certain individuals” were exchanged simultaneously in northwest of Syria, near the town of Al-Bab close to Aleppo, the ministry said, calling it a “pilot project”. While it did not give a precise figure of detainees involved, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on sources in Syria, said 10 prisoners from each side were exchanged.



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Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisoners

Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisonersCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government freed 20 jailed activists Friday who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners, human rights advocates said.



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North Korea Releases 3 American Political Prisoners In Advance Of Historic Summit

North Korea Releases 3 American Political Prisoners In Advance Of Historic SummitU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed North Korea on Wednesday with



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North Korea Releases 3 American Political Prisoners In Advance Of Historic Summit

North Korea Releases 3 American Political Prisoners In Advance Of Historic SummitU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed North Korea on Wednesday with



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California officers accused of 'sadistic and terrorizing acts' against prisoners

California officers accused of 'sadistic and terrorizing acts' against prisonersFour sheriff’s deputies have been arrested amid allegations they committed ‘terrorizing’ acts against prisoners. Four California sheriff’s deputies have been accused of “sadistic and terrorizing acts” against inmates, including encouraging prisoners to throw urine and feces at each other, laughing at an assault victim seeking help, strangling an inmate into unconsciousness and intimidating witnesses. The felony assault charges against four Alameda County deputies, accused of victimizing eight prisoners, have provided a window into the violent abuse and misconduct that prisoners’ rights activists say is still commonplace in some jails across the country, including in progressive regions that have pledged reforms.



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2 Georgia Escaped Prisoners Captured and Back Behind Bars

2 Georgia Escaped Prisoners Captured and Back Behind BarsTwo elderly Tennessee homeowners were tied up but managed to break free and call police, which led to fugitives 43-year-old Donny Rowe and 24- year-old Ricky Dubose being caught.



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Philippines says Islamists keep up week-long fight with prisoners, looted guns

Philippines says Islamists keep up week-long fight with prisoners, looted gunsBy Tom Allard MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) – A week-long assault by Islamist rebels in a southern Philippine city is being fuelled with stolen weapons and ammunition and fighters broken out of jails, the military said on Wednesday, as troops battled militants resisting ground and air attacks. The pro-Islamic State Maute group has proven to be a fierce enemy, clinging on to the heart of Marawi City through days of air strikes on what the military called known rebel targets, defying expectations of a swift end to their occupation. The military deployed for the first time SF-260 close air support planes to back attack helicopters and ground troops looking to box rebels into a downtown area.



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