Afghanistan: Life inside Kabul’s women’s prison during Covid-19

Thousands of prisoners in Afghanistan have been released and pardoned as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic. But in Kabul’s only prison facility for women, more than a hundred women, often with young children, remain behind bars. FRANCE 24 reports from Kabul. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Afghanistan: Life inside Kabul’s women’s prison during Covid-19

900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

The Afghan government has announced it will free 900 Taliban members of the insurgent group on Wednesday in the biggest such release yet. The release is part of a prisoner swap under a deal made by the Taliban and the United States in Doha in February. It’s a precursor to peace talks between Kabul and … Read more 900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Afghan authorities freed hundreds more Taliban prisoners on Tuesday, as calls grew for the militants to extend a ceasefire on its third and final day. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Afghanistan’s Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a process Sunday to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture after the insurgents proposed a surprise ceasefire during the Eid holiday.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Afghanistan’s Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Eight killed and eight injured in prison clash in central Mexico

Eight people have been killed in a prison clash in central Mexico. Security officials say eight other prisoners were hospitalized. The fight broke out on Friday in the state of Jalisco as inmates were playing sports. Five people have been detained for their possible role in the conflict. Officials said they recovered two firearms and … Read more Eight killed and eight injured in prison clash in central Mexico

Sheriff: Los Angeles Inmates Tried to Get Coronavirus by Sharing Water, Mask

This story has gained plenty of attention from most news outlets, so Bloomberg QuickTakes were always likely to add their… quick take. Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisoners tested positive, authorities said … Read more Sheriff: Los Angeles Inmates Tried to Get Coronavirus by Sharing Water, Mask

If you can’t dig your way out with a spoon…

Inmates at an #LA County jail tried to infect themselves with #COVID19 in an attempt to be released early. That’s the claim made by Sheriff Alex Villanueva after CCTV footage from April 26 was released showing prisoners at the North County Correctional Facility drinking from the same containers of water and breathing into a single … Read more If you can’t dig your way out with a spoon…

WWII death camps | 3+ mn Soviet prisoners of war perished

Concentration camps were also established for Soviet prisoners of war. 3mn+ Soviet prisoners were killed, most of them by deliberate starvation. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud … Read more WWII death camps | 3+ mn Soviet prisoners of war perished

Colombia: 30 percent of prisoners infected with COVID-19

The new coronavirus has infected more than 30 percent of inmates and staff at a prison in central Colombia. There are fears now the outbreak could expand to the rest of the city of Villavicencio. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Colombia: 30 percent of prisoners infected with COVID-19

Rights groups fear disaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Tonight we bring you a report from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is growing concern about the safety of prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Kinshasa’s Ndolo military prison. The UN estimates that the country’s main prisons are, on average, at 432 % capacity. We speak to … Read more Rights groups fear disaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Report: Venezuela opposition plotted Maduro overthrow

Families in Venezuela are searching for relatives they say have become political prisoners after a failed coup attempt to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. According to a Washington Post newspaper report, Venezuela’s opposition members negotiated a $213m deal with a small Florida security company to invade the country on May 3. Venezuelan authorities have arrested more … Read more Report: Venezuela opposition plotted Maduro overthrow

Surviving Covid-19: ‘I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t look at a screen’

After one month at home Aurelie Caille, a media group director, and her daughter, share their experience of beating Covid-19. The Covid-19 survivors in this dedicated series have faced this virus alone at home. They are people we rarely see or hear from. They were not asymptomatic, nor were they just slightly or even severely … Read more Surviving Covid-19: ‘I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t look at a screen’

Terrifying Moment Iranian Embassy Survivor Heard Hostage Was Killed | Good Morning Britain

40th anniversary of the SAS storming the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, five days after it was seized by six Iranian gunmen calling themselves the Democratic Revolutionary Front for Arabistan. The assailants had overpowered constable Trevor Lock of the diplomatic protection squad to take control of the building. Their 26 hostages were mainly embassy … Read more Terrifying Moment Iranian Embassy Survivor Heard Hostage Was Killed | Good Morning Britain

Argentineans protest release of prisoners over COVID-19

Prisoners in Argentina are being set free early over fears that the coronavirus will spread through correctional facilities. Local media has reported that more than 2,000 prisoners have been put under house arrest. But Argentina lacks the resources to control this with ankle monitors. Many have been protesting this step, which is used to release … Read more Argentineans protest release of prisoners over COVID-19

Afghanistan forced to release prisoners as healthcare collapses

Afghanistan’s healthcare system has been battered by decades of conflict and political instability. The new coronavirus pandemic is putting more strain on its medical workers. Now, the government is releasing prisoners to stop the virus from spreading in its cramped prisons and to prevent hospitals from becoming even more overwhelmed. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports. … Read more Afghanistan forced to release prisoners as healthcare collapses