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Bahrain sentences 3 to life in prison for attack on police

Bahrain's High Criminal Court has sentenced three unnamed defendants to life imprisonment on charges of attempting to murder policemen with an improvised bomb, state news agency BNA reported on Thursday.  

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New initiative to donate special kits to ex-convicts

Penniless Indian ex-convicts, who have served their prison time in Bahrain but are yet to be deported, will now be given special carry-home kits under a new initiative. The aim is to restore dignity and bring a little light to the lives of des

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius found guilty of murder on appeal

South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, in an appeal court ruling that could see him sent back to prison for up to 15 years. The Supreme Court upgraded

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Car bomb explodes near Saudi prison, driver killed

A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near Saudi Arabia's highest security prison at sunset on Thursday, killing the driver and wounding two security officials, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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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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