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Hours before Anna Hazare (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) started his announced fast to protest against a proposed new anti-corruption law, he was arrested by the police, along with 1,300 of his supporters. Mr Hazare will stay in Delhi’s Tihar prison for a week. (more…)

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California has been ordered by the US Supreme Court to release 40,000 prisoners within two years, due to overcrowding. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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In Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region, a court has jailed a journalist for interviewing a Muslim leader with ties to al-Qaeda-inspired fighters, local media and an international watchdog have said. (more…)

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A 19-year-old white South African has been sentenced to four life terms in jail for killing four black people in a shooting spree in January.

Witnesses told the court that while shooting those people, among who were a three-month-old baby and a boy of 10, Johan Nel (photo, from AP) shouted racist abuse. (more…)

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On Nigeria’s death row, hundreds of prisoners did not have a fair trial and may be innocent, according to Amnesty International. (more…)

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