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Saudi Execution Set for Juvenile Offender Sparks Human Rights Uproar
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, corruption, death )

- 51 days ago -
Ali Mohammed Nimr was 17 when he was arrested without warrant by police in 2012 for taking part in an "Arab Spring" protest against the Saudi government.
Death Row Inmate at 16, Later Freed, She Can't Escape Past
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, death, law )

- 55 days ago -
Spared from execution, Cooper served 27 years. On a June day in 2013, she was released, a smiling but scared middle-aged woman riding off in a van, watching the prison razor wire fade in the rearview mirror.
Reformers Seek to Undo Growth of New 'Debtors' Prisons'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, dishonesty, ethics )

- 74 days ago -
In tiny Alexander City, Alabama, the local government and police chief ran "a modern-day debtors' prison" in which poor people were ordered to pay off their fines by serving time in the municipal jail at a rate of $20 a day.
Men Are Stepping Up to Fight Child Marriage in Pakistan
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, rights, women, society )

- 103 days ago -
Men make up the majority of a rights group working to protect girls and women.
35 Years Served Without Conviction, Man Gets New Trial
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, ethics, government, law )

- 109 days ago -
For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.
Obama Aide: Under New Gitmo Plan, Some Detainees Would Be Sent to U.S.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, crime )

- 125 days ago -
Stepping up transfers of 52 detainees who have been deemed eligible for release to other countries, while moving the rest to Supermax prisons in the United States or to military prisons where they will be tried before military commissions.
NYC to Pay $6.25 Million to Man Cleared in 1989 Killing
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, ethics, government, corruption )

- 157 days ago -
Imprisoned for 25 years over killing while he was at Disney World
Afghan War Over? Then Set Us Free, Guantanamo Detainees Say
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, government, politics, war )

- 163 days ago -
Two Guantanamo Bay detainees are using President Barack Obama's own words to argue that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is over âEUR" and therefore they should be set free.
After Three Decades on Death Row, Texas Inmate Bower Executed
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, death, government )

- 177 days ago -
Texas on Wednesday executed Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on the state's death row who had said he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in 1983 and had spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment.
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