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Tymoshenko's health failing in Ukraine prison

KIEV Ukraine (AP) - Yulia Tymoshenko, the braided darling of Ukraine's Orange Revolution who went on to be prime minister, is wasting away in prison weakened from a hunger strike, bruised from prison beatings and afraid she will be Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Morocco: Jailed Islamist dies after hunger strike

RABAT Morocco (AP) - An Algerian Islamist died in a Moroccan jail after a two-month hunger strike protesting torture and his living conditions, rights activists said Sunday. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

9 Iranian female prisoners go on hunger strike

DUBAI United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website. The kaleme.org reported late Wednesday that the women started...

Jamaica to abolish slavery-era flogging law

KINGSTON Jamaica (AP) - Jamaica is preparing to abolish a slavery-era law allowing flogging and whipping as means of punishing prisoners, the Caribbean country's justice ministry said Thursday. The ministry said the punishment hasn't been ordered by a court since Full version (available...

Venezuela judge on trial refuses to enter court

CARACAS Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities began trying the country's most famous judge in absentia Wednesday while she refused to enter the courtroom alleging violations of her rights. Coming nearly three years after her arrest, the trial of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni started amid a scandal...