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Bahrain panel seeks better facilities in prison

One of Bahrain's main prisons has come under fire for its levels of cleanliness, maintenance and the lack of expertise among its staff. The Dry Dock Detention Centre in Hidd was subject to a surprise inspection by the Prisoner

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Fresh push for prison reforms in Bahrain

Tackling overcrowding at Bahrain's main prison, providing proper medical care for inmates and stopping illicit drugs from being smuggled into detention centres were highlighted in a major report.   They were

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Bahrain plans hi-tech facility for criminals

A high-tech facility designed to house Bahrain's most dangerous criminals and terrorists will be set up in a bid to prevent future jailbreaks, a report said. The Interior Ministry's announcement follows last week's esc

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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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