Asia North KoreaLim Hye-jin described watching interned political dissenters set on fire, beheaded and shot dead en masse in collective punishment following escape attempts. Thousands of inmates in North Korean prison camps face beatings, summary executions, starvation and rape, a former guard has revealed.
North America Death penalty United StatesUtah will execute three inmates by firing squad for the first time since the method was reinstated in 2015 by Gov. Gary Herbert.
TanzaniaPresident John Magufuli yesterday pardoned 2,219 prisoners on the occasion of the 53rd Anniversary of the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, marked at national level at the Jamhuri Stadium in the designated capital of Dodoma. Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Maj. Gen.
Facilities Overcrowding RomaniaMarius Vulpe, the director of National Penitentiaries Administration (ANP), said Romania would need to build 8 modern prisons to solve the issue of prison overcrowding, News.ro reported. The new facilities could accommodate 8,000 to 8,500 inmates and would cost EUR 140 million each, resulting in to…