Thursday, October 21, 2021


Inmate pens musical tribute to country from death row in Singapore

This is the second song written by Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, who is facing execution for a drug trafficking conviction.

Israel captures 2 of 6 Palestinian jail breakers

The army says shortly after the capture was announced, a rocket was fired at southern Israel from the Gaza strip but was intercepted by Israel's 'Iron Dome' missile defence system.

Fire at Indonesia prison kills 41 in overcrowded block

The prison in Tangerang, an industrial and manufacturing hub near Jakarta, housed more than 2,000 inmates, far more than its 600 people capacity, according to government data as of September.

6 Palestinians escape Israeli jail, including top ex-militant

A massive manhunt for the group includes members from the police, army and agents from Israel's powerful internal security agency the Shin Bet.

From lockup to landslide: US leader elected from jail

Joel Caston – convicted for murder as a teenager a quarter-century ago – finds redemption through politics after becoming the first prisoner in the US capital ever to be elected to public office.

Indonesian ex-minister jailed 12 years in virus graft case

Juliari Batubara was also ordered to pay the equivalent of about US$1 million in restitution, or face an additional two years in prison.

Samsung heir gets parole, to be released ahead of Liberation Day

Jay Y Lee, who had been the de facto head of Samsung, was serving time for charges related to bribery.

Outspoken billionaire jailed for 18 years in China for ‘provoking trouble’

Beijing has been cracking down on the growing power of private businesses and entrepreneurs.

Swedish prisoners take guards hostage, demand pizza as ransom

According to Swedish media reports, the hostage-takers made two demands – a helicopter to escape and 20 pizzas for the other inmates.

A look at some of the world’s longest prison sentences

Several countries, including the US and Spain, allow for consecutive sentences, with prisoners condemned in theory to spend many lifetimes behind bars.

Key accused jailed 30 years over Charlie Hebdo attacks

This stops short of the life term demanded by the prosecution for Ali Riza Polat, who was convicted of complicity in terror crimes.

3 years’ jail for man who robbed senior citizen to cover wife’s maternity costs

Yap Chin Boon says he has repented of his crime and wants to meet his new baby.

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