Health experts fear that crowded facilities such as prisons can prove deadly, threatening the lives of detainees and guards, as well as the outside population.
Human rights groups estimate Myanmar’s overcrowded prisons hold 92,000 people, including those awaiting trial.
An Australian woman sentenced to death for drug-trafficking in Malaysia was acquitted, after the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur quashed her earlier conviction by a lower court.
Maurice Robinson, who is accused of being part of an international people-smuggling ring, admitted plotting with others to assist illegal immigration and acquiring criminal property.
Social groups organise protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup "deserves social and political repudiation."
The ICC's selective justice that seeks to primarily punish African leaders is ineffective and unjust. The only way for African nations to get out from under the court's impunity is to build their mechanisms for accountability.
Mallya, known for his flashy lifestyle, is accused in India of conspiracy to defraud, making false representations and money laundering offenses.
Hakeem al Araibi's rejection of extradition means a trial will be held to determine whether Thai authorities will send him to Bahrain, where he fears he is at risk or torture.
The country's new chief justice says the request to review her acquittal was rejected on merit. The Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 in what swiftly became Pakistan's most infamous blasphemy case.
Earlier Tokyo prosecutors filed two new charges of financial misconduct against Carlos Ghosn.
A US trafficking victim serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was a teenager was granted clemency after a celebrity-backed viral campaign for her freedom.
The growing case against the auto tycoon represents a stunning reversal of fortune for a man once revered in Japan and beyond for his ability to turn around automakers, including Nissan.
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