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  • Myanmar election seen as milestone for nation, Aung San Suu Kyi

     
    Myanmar's by-election could change political dynamics in the long-isolated country as Aung San Suu Kyi stands for a seat in parliament....
  • Palestinian on hunger strike is freed, deported to Gaza

     
    A Palestinian woman who launched a hunger strike to protest her detention by Israel’s military was deported to Gaza Strip on Sunday in a deal that prevents her from returning to her home in the West Bank for three years....
  • Myanmar elections neither free nor fair, Aung San Suu Kyi says

     
    Days before Myanmar goes to the polls, parliamentary candidate and famous dissident Aung San Suu Kyi denounced “irregularities” in the upcoming elections, saying they would be neither free nor fair. Opposition candidates have been attacked...
  • Five soldiers responsible for Koran burnings, U.S. investigation finds

     
    A U.S. military investigation into the burning of Korans in a trash pit in Afghanistan found that several enlisted soldiers had misinterpreted an order to dispose of the Muslim holy book....
  • Quinn, Brady tussle on crime issues

     
    Posted by David Heinzmann and Monique Garcia at 5:01 p.m. Republican challenger Bill Brady and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn smacked each other around on crime issues today, with an early prisoner release program and gun control providing the fodder. At......
  • IRAQ: Human Rights Watch interviews detainees from Baghdad secret prison

     
    Last week, the Los Angeles Times revealed the existence of a secret Iraqi government prison that operated from last fall until its closure this month. Human Rights Watch has now interviewed detainees who had been held in the facility. The......
  • Aung San Suu Kyi to leave Myanmar for first time in 24 years

     
    Long jailed, recently elected, Aung San Suu Kyi now plans to leave Myanmar for the first time in 24 years, traveling to Norway and Britain. The unprecedented trip provides a chance for the former political prisoner to collect the Nobel Peace Prize she won...
  • Did a prisoner once sign a contract to play pro baseball?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: A convict signed a contract to play professional baseball...while still in prison! For at least a century (and very possibly longer than that), a very popular sport within prisons in the United States has been organized baseball.......
  • Art review: Karen Sargsyan at Ambach & Rice

     
    David Pagel reviews Karen Sargsyan's "Prisoners of Conscience" at Ambach & Rice...
  • Palestinian families await release of prisoners

     
    Families and friends gathered in Ramallah on Sunday to await the release of 550 Palestinians from jail, concluding a two-stage deal that saw Israeli soldier soldier Gilad Shalit freed in October after five years in captivity....
  • Israel releases prisoners, approves new housing in disputed area

     
    Israel released 550 prisoners on Sunday, concluding a controversial two-stage swap that freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,027 Palestinians. Separately, the government announced plans to build more than 1,000 new housing units on...