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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • Iran frees prominent dissidents: What the tea leaves say

    There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
  • Teen campaigns for U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan

    Teen campaigns for U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan
    Michael Geer was shocked when he learned that many people were unaware a U.S. soldier has been held captive by the Taliban for several years. The St. Francis High School freshman, 14, started a campaign to get the word out. He secured a banner on a...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

    BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no matter that the war ended 60 years ago. The 85-year-old veteran and retired tech executive from Palo Alto was arrested Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day visit to North Korea. After a...
  • Iran's president calls for consensus, but divisions run deep

    TEHRAN — In a speech marking Student Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sought "consensus" for his ambitious goals of political reform, economic growth and improved relations with the outside world. But as he spoke to a gathering at...
  • Two escaped killers are back in custody in Florida

    Two convicted murderers who were released from a Florida prison using forged documents were captured Saturday night at a Panama City motel, authorities said. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were taken into custody without incident about 6:40...
  • Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners

    Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners
    MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall. On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Short celebrations following Italy’s 1943 surrender

     
    Workers at Calship shipyard on Terminal Island cheer the news of Italy's surrender. Then it was back to work....
  • Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran

    Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran
    Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Army sergeant whose remains were identified and returned to his 94-year-old widow earlier this month, 63 years after his death as a prisoner of war in Korea. Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt will receive full...