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New Bahrain law to improve rights of inmates

A new law governing Bahraini prisons, which improves the rights of inmates and grants access to work and education, has been passed following a seven-year tug-of-war between parliament and the Shura Council.   Th

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Man sentenced for embezzling over $700,000

The Third Lower Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab national to two years in prison for embezzling BD290,000 ($765,394).   He was expecting an amount of BD290 to be transferred into his account in a Bahraini ban

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Doctors spared jail for causing daughter's death

Two doctors who caused the death of their six-week-old daughter have escaped a prison term in Bahrain. The Egyptians were convicted by the High Criminal Court yesterday, but both received 12-month suspended sentences, said a repor

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In court, Mursi says still Egypt president

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Mursi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting 'Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only 'legitimate' president. Mursi, an I

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Four hurt in Saudi prison fire, riots

Four people were injured on Saturday when a fire broke out after prisoners rioted at a jail in northern Saudi Arabia during weekly visiting hours, a spokesman for the prisons authority said. The Saudi state news agency SPA quoted

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US citizen found dead in Egyptian prison

A US citizen was found dead in an Egyptian prison on Sunday in an apparent suicide six weeks after he was arrested for breaking a curfew, security sources said. James Henry Lunn had been held at Ismailia, northeast of Cairo, since

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Mubarak flown from prison to hospital

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to a nearby hospital on Thursday, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from jail. A medical helicopter was seen departing from Tora prison on

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Mursi ‘likely to go to same prison as Mubarak’

Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who has been accused of murder and other crimes, is likely to be transferred to the same Cairo prison where former leader Hosni Mubarak is now held, the interior minister said on Saturday.

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Bahrain may offer free education to prisoners

All inmates in Bahrain’s jails could soon be provided free education, training and jobs as part of a new law designed to improve prison conditions in the kingdom, a report said. An article of the law approved by the Shura Co

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Bahrain MPs approve jail for insulting King

Bahrain’s parliament has approved an amendment to the Penal Code, which could penalise people with five years in jail for insulting His Majesty King Hamad. It could also fine offenders up to BD10,000 ($26,365), said a report

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