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The parents of Shafqat Hussain, a convicted murderer speak  to journalists after their son was hanged at a central jail in Karachi, at their relatives home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir, 04 August 2015. Pakistani authorities on 04 August hanged Shafqat Hussain whose family claimed was only 14 years old when convicted on murder charges a decade ago, officials said. Shafqat Hussain was executed at a prison in the southern city of Karachi, an Interior Ministry official said. One of Hussain's relatives confirmed the hanging to media as the family waited for the body outside the prison. The had been postponed four times this year to settle a dispute about his age at the time he killed a 7-year-old boy in 2004.

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The parents of Shafqat Hussain, a convicted murderer sit at their relatives home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir after their son was hanged at a central jail in Karachi on Tuesday

Student protesters try to speak to their family members from a prison vehicle as they are transported to a court in Letpadan on Wednesday. Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) demanded an inquiry on Wednesday into clashes between police and protesters in which students, monks and journalists were beaten with batons and more than 100 people were arrested

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Student protesters try to speak to their family members from a prison vehicle as they are transported to a court in Letpadan. Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) demanded an inquiry on Wednesday into clashes between police and protesters in which students, monks and journalists were beaten with batons and more than 100 people were arrested

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks out of a detention center in Moscow, Russia, 06 March 2015. Navalny was released after spending 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks out of a detention centre in Moscow, Russia on Friday. Mr Navalny was released after spending 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway.

Prisoners release in Jalalabad...epa04560579 Afghan prisoners leave jail following their release by the orders of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 15 January 2015. Afghan President ordered some 27 prisoners including 9 women with less than a year to serve to be released in honor of Prophet Muhammad's birthday.  EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

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Afghan prisoners leave jail following their release by the orders of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Thursday. Ghani ordered some 27 prisoners including 9 women with less than a year to serve to be released in honor of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. 

A rebel gunmen patrols in a yard of a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk on August 11, 2014. Over 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on a high-security prison in the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine, killing one, local authorities said on August 11. A total of 568 Ukrainian troops have been killed during four months of fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, the military said on August 11. Another 2,120 servicemen have been wounded, security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said, as Kiev has battled to oust insurgent fighters in a conflict classed as a civil war by the Red Cross.

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A rebel gunman patrols a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine. More than 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on the prison in the besieged rebel stronghold

Palestinians run for cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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Palestinians run for cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed , listen to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison. The Egyptian court sentenced the three Al-Jazeera journalists to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood.  Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network's coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters.

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Al-Jazeera news channel’s Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, listen to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday at the police institute near Cairo’s Tora prison

Holot detention center for African asylum seekers...epa04083553 African asylum seekers and inmates of the Holot Detention centre stand at the fence of the facility during a protest in Holot, Israel, 17 February 2014. Several Asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to protest outside the prison against Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status and the opening of Holot.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN

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Inmates of the Holot detention centre stand at the fence of the facility during a protest on the outside. Several asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to demonstrate against the opening of Holot and Israel‘s refusal to grant them refugee status. 

Inmates remain at the Tacumbu penitentiary on December 13, 2013 in Asuncion, Paraguay. Tacumbu, the most overcrowded and violent jail of Paraguay, will not receive more prisoners said Friday the Minister of Justice Sheila Abed. The prison houses 4,030 inmates, with a normal capacity estimated to 1,500.

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Some of the inmates at the Tacumbú penitentiary in Asunción, the most overcrowded and violent jail in Paraguay. The country’s minister of justice, Sheila Abed, said on Friday that the prison will not receive any more admissions. It currently contains 4,030 inmates, despite an intended capacity of about 1,500.

Greenpeace International activist Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi of Argentina, left, reacts to a verdict and holds a photo of his daughter in a cage at a court room during a hearing that's considering the investigators request to extend the detention of 30 members of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace International ship in St.Petersburg, Russia,Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi was released on bail of 2 million rubles ($61,500).

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Greenpeace International activist Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi of Argentina cries after he is granted bail by a court in St Petersburg, Russia

Pavel Dmitrichenko trial continues...epa03919128 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (C) is seen in the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, 22 October 2013. Dmitrichenko and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the famous troupe's master Sergei Filin on 17 January 2013.  EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko in the defendant’s cage during a court hearing in Moscow. He and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the famous troupe’s master Sergei Filin on 17 January 2013. 

Greenpeace activist Perrett from Britain attends a bail hearing at a regional court in Murmansk...Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett from Britain attends a bail hearing at a regional court in Murmansk October 16, 2013.

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Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett from Britain attends a bail hearing at a regional court on Wednesday in Murmansk, Russia.

A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh June 17, 2013. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.

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A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.

Indian villagers (background) look on as the funeral pyre of Sarabjit Singh burns at Bikhiwind village, some 45 kms from Amritsar, on May 3, 2013. Singh, an Indian convicted 16 years ago in Pakistan for spying and deadly bombings, died May 2 after being savagely beaten with a brick in Lahore prison, sparking a furious response from Indian politicians. Singh was cremated with state honours in his native village in northwestern India where hundreds of angry demonstrators shouted "Down with Pakistan!" as they gathered to pay their tribute.

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Indian villagers look on as the funeral pyre of Sarabjit Singh burns at Bhikhiwind village, 45kms from Amritsar. Singh, an Indian convicted 16 years ago in Pakistan for spying and deadly bombings, died on May 2 after being savagely beaten with a brick in Lahore prison, sparking a furious response from Indian politicians. Singh was cremated with state honours in his native village in northwest India where hundreds of angry demonstrators shouted “Down with Pakistan!” as they gathered to pay their tribute.

A Palestinian girl looks at a prison in Gaza City that had been used by Israeli security services to keep Palestinian prisoners during Israel's occupation of Gaza Strip April 11, 2013. A Hamas prisoners association has turned the place into an exhibition which Palestinian residents of Gaza can tour.

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A Palestinian girl looks at a prison in Gaza City that had been used by Israeli security services to keep Palestinian prisoners during Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip. A Hamas prisoners’ association has turned the place into an exhibition which Palestinian residents of Gaza can tour.