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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. Read more

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, RussiaRead more

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. Read more

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.