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New facilities on way for prisoners in Bahrain

Inmates in Bahrain's prison will soon have television in their cells, attached toilets and new furniture as part of a long-term strategy to safeguard their rights. In addition, six new buildings - two in the Dry Dock Detention

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Bollywood star's jail term deferred pending appeal

An Indian court postponed a five-year prison sentence handed down to Bollywood star Salman Khan on Friday pending an appeal, two days after a criminal court convicted him of killing a man in a hit-and-run accident 13 years ago. Th

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Bahrain considers alternatives to jail for criminal offenders

Alternatives to prison sentences for criminal offenders are being considered in Bahrain, it has emerged. House arrest and mediation are among new avenues being explored, Public Prosecutor Dr Ali bin Fadhel Al Buainain told the

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Bahrain panel seeks better facilities in prison

One of Bahrain's main prisons has come under fire for its levels of cleanliness, maintenance and the lack of expertise among its staff. The Dry Dock Detention Centre in Hidd was subject to a surprise inspection by the Prisoner

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Fresh push for prison reforms in Bahrain

Tackling overcrowding at Bahrain's main prison, providing proper medical care for inmates and stopping illicit drugs from being smuggled into detention centres were highlighted in a major report.   They were

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Bahrain plans hi-tech facility for criminals

A high-tech facility designed to house Bahrain's most dangerous criminals and terrorists will be set up in a bid to prevent future jailbreaks, a report said. The Interior Ministry's announcement follows last week's esc

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New Bahrain law to improve rights of inmates

A new law governing Bahraini prisons, which improves the rights of inmates and grants access to work and education, has been passed following a seven-year tug-of-war between parliament and the Shura Council.   Th

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Man sentenced for embezzling over $700,000

The Third Lower Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab national to two years in prison for embezzling BD290,000 ($765,394).   He was expecting an amount of BD290 to be transferred into his account in a Bahraini ban

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Doctors spared jail for causing daughter's death

Two doctors who caused the death of their six-week-old daughter have escaped a prison term in Bahrain. The Egyptians were convicted by the High Criminal Court yesterday, but both received 12-month suspended sentences, said a repor

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In court, Mursi says still Egypt president

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Mursi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting 'Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only 'legitimate' president. Mursi, an I

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