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At least 40 inmates found strangled in Brazil prison clashes


MNA International Desk: At least 40 prisoners in Brazil were found strangled to death on Monday in four jails in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, where a fight between rival prison gangs resulted in 15 dead the day before, authorities said. A federal task force is being sent to Manaus in an effort to halt the violence. Prison clashes often spread rapidly in Brazil, where drug gangs have de facto control over nearly all jails. In January 2017, nearly 150 prisoners died during three weeks of violence in north and northeastern Brazil, as local gangs backed by Brazil’s two ...

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Myanmar to free over 8,000 prisoners


MNA International Desk: Myanmar’s new president said on Tuesday over 8,000 prisoners will be freed in an amnesty, a move the government said would bring about humanitarian support amid the country’s political reforms after decades of military rule. The presidential pardon, signed by newly-elected President Win Myint, said the move was aimed to bring peace as part of celebrations of the Myanmar new year. It did not specify when the amnesty would take place, reported news agency. ‘To bring peace and pleasure to people’s heart, and for the sake of humanitarian support, 8,490 prisoners from respective prisons will be given ...

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HC asks to complete trial of 139 prisoners by Aug 31


MNA National Desk: The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned to complete trials of 139 prisoners, who are kept in different jails without trial, by August 31. An High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim gave the suomoto order  as the matter of was brought to their attention by Supreme Court Legal Aide Panel lawyer Kumar Debul De. The court also asked to take departmental action against the investigation officers of the cases if trials are not completed within this time. Deputy Attorney General Farhad Ahmed and Assistant Attorney General Yusuf Mahbub Morshed ...

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