Posts Tagged ‘prisoners’

Amnesty International: Trials of executed Iraq prisoners were ‘deeply flawed’

Amnesty International: Trials of executed Iraq prisoners were ‘deeply flawed’

Sarah MuléTIKRIT, Iraq, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Amnesty International said Iraq’s use of executions will only “perpetuate the cycle of violence” in the country following the hanging of 36 prisoners. Top News – UPI.com

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Iran frees journalist Jason Rezaian, three other U.S. prisoners

Iran frees journalist Jason Rezaian, three other U.S. prisoners

Brooks HaysTEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) — Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was one of four Americans freed on Saturday in a prisoner swap negotiated between the United States and Iran. Top News – UPI.com

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Islamic State detonates prisoners tied to ancient columns in Palmyra, Syria

Islamic State detonates prisoners tied to ancient columns in Palmyra, Syria

Fred LambertPALMYRA, Syria, Oct. 27 (UPI) — Activists say the Islamic State detonated explosives on three prisoners strapped to columns in the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Syria. Top News – UPI.com

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Russia, Estonia exchange prisoners

Russia, Estonia exchange prisoners

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has exchanged an Estonian who had been convicted of espionage last month for a former Estonian policeman convicted of treason for passing state secrets to Moscow. The two men were exchanged Saturday on a bridge crossing a river on the countries’ border, according to a statement from Russia’s Federal Security...

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EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus

EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus

A former opposition presidential candidate Nikolai Statkevich, left, meets with supporters at a bus station as he was released from a prison, Minsk, Belarus, late Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. The authoritarian president of Belarus on Saturday pardoned all six political prisoners in the former Soviet republic, including Statkevich, a former opposition presidential candidate. (AP...

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Tennessee halts execution of prisoners until further notice

Tennessee halts execution of prisoners until further notice

Thor BensonNASHVILLE, April 13 (UPI) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided to halt all executions of prisoners until further notice. Top News – UPI.com

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