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    Prison authorities reducing punishment of 17 marking of Eid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:20pm on May 23, 2020

    The jail authorities have started the process of releasing 17 ‘minor offenders’ as the government on Thursday reduced their sentences on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr...

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    Qatar imposes mandatory masks on pain of prison

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 11:38pm on May 17, 2020

    Qatar on Sunday began enforcing the world’s toughest penalties of up to three years’ imprisonment for failing to wear masks in public, as it battles...

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    250 global artists urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:03pm on May 16, 2020

    More than 250 global artists and writers including rocker Peter Gabriel, director Ken Loach and actor Viggo Mortensen have appealed to Israel to stop the...

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    Jail authorities start to release 2,884 inmates

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:58am on May 05, 2020

    Prison authorities have started to release 2,884 prisoners jailed for one year or less for petty crimes as the government on April 29 reduced their...

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    Journalist, cop die of COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on April 30, 2020

    Dainik Somoyer Alo city editor and chief reporter Humayun Kabir Khokon and police constable Jasim Uddin died of COVID-19 on Tuesday while a prison guard...

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    Argentine prison riot over coronavirus ends with promise of talks

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:22pm on April 25, 2020

    A prison riot in Argentina over fears of the coronavirus spreading in the facility ended Friday after inmates agreed to hold talks with officials, local...

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    Prison guard tests positive for COVID-19

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 08:39pm on April 21, 2020

    A guard of Dhaka Central Jail tested positive for COVID-19 and he was kept in the 20-bed Jinjira Hospital for treatment, the prison’s doctor Mahmudul...

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    Holiday halts over 100 bailed inmates’ release

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:10am on April 20, 2020

    Over 100 inmates are waiting for release for more than a month at prisons across the country as the bail orders by the High Court...

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    Prisoners dread virus outbreak in race against time

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 11:16pm on April 07, 2020

    Sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of a crumbling, windowless room, prisoners in Indonesia fear an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus inside its walls is a...

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    47 jail inmates in quarantine

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 10:51pm on April 02, 2020

    The jail authorities put up 47 inmates from different districts in quarantine since they had been suffering from fever, cough and sneezing, deputy additional inspector...