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Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

08 Jul 2018

Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,632 state employees including 8,998 police officers, soldiers, and academics, in a decree published today over suspected links to terror organizations and groups that "act against national security".

Iraq: More than 300 sentenced to death for IS links

18 Apr 2018

Iraq: More than 300 sentenced to death for IS links

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State terror group (IS), judicial sources said today.

Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin

07 Apr 2017

Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin

With a recent ruling by Moscow's Justice Ministry, it is now illegal to portray President Vladimir Putin in makeup, or otherwise implying he is gay.

Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017

18 Jan 2017

Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017

In order to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system, President Michel Temer of Brazil said that his country would build 30 prisons over the next one year.

10 killed in Natal prison riot in Brazil

16 Jan 2017

10 killed in Natal prison riot in Brazil

Prisoners took control of Alacauz jail, the largest prison in Natal city in Brazil after a riot.

100 inmates killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

09 Jan 2017

100 inmates killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

According to public safety officials, on Sunday, at least 4 inmates were killed in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, Brazil.

Another 33 killed in Brazil prison wars

07 Jan 2017

Another 33 killed in Brazil prison wars

After the ghastly massacre where 56 were killed, another prison in Brazil witnessed the killing of 33 inmates in a new prison uprising.

Brazilian prison riots: 60 dead at Manaus prison

03 Jan 2017

Brazilian prison riots: 60 dead at Manaus prison

A prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil claimed dozens of lives as fighting broke out between rival gangs.