Asia Pacific

Thai prisons violate human rights, report says

Prison conditions contravene UN treaties barring torture and stipulating minimum prisoner rights, group says.

Thai prisons violate human rights, report says

Latin America

Dozens killed and wounded in new Brazil prison riot

President Michel Temer says he is following developments after fresh outbreak of violence at overcrowded facility.

Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot

Latin America

Brazil: Residents live in fear after prison breaks

About 100 inmates remain on the run after violent jail breaks triggered by gang rivalry in northern Brazil.

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New Brazil prison clash kills four in Amazon region

Behind the prison bloodshed is an escalating feud between Brazil's biggest drug gangs with about 100 killed in a week.

New Brazil prison clash kills four in Amazon region

Brazil

Dozens more killed in new Brazil prison unrest

At least 33 inmates dead in northern Roraima state, just days after prison clashes between rival gangs killed 56 people.

Brazil: Dozens more killed as prison gang war escalates

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Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

Brazilian government to relocate drug gang leaders involved in deadliest prison riot since 1992 that left 56 dead.

Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

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56 killed, many beheaded, in grisly Brazil prison riot

Bodies butchered, decapitated and burned after clashes between rival drug gangs at a prison complex in Amazonas state.

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Dozens killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 60 killed in clashes between rival drug gangs at Anisio Jobim prison complex in Amazonas state, officials say.

Dozens killed in prison riot in Brazil city of Manaus

Bahrain

Armed men attack Bahrain prison, policeman killed

Attackers of prison south of Manama kill one police officer and free prisoners held on terrorism charges, police say.

Armed men free inmates from Jau prison near Manama

India

Sikh commander recaptured after India prison break

Harminder Singh had been sprung from prison in Punjab state along with four other inmates a day earlier.

Sikh commander recaptured after India prison break