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Turkey frees man who attempted to kill pope John Paul II

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Turkey frees man who attempted to kill pope John Paul II

Mehmet Ali Agca was released from a prison on the outskirts of Ankara and taken away in a motorcade. In 1983, two years after his incarceration, the pontiff visited Agca and forgave him for the shooting. Yet, authorities are still unsure what motivated the assassination attempt. Agca is said to be mentally unstable and even told reporters today that he is a messenger of God.

Posted: January 18, 2010 10:26   Comments: 22
Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

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Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan writes about the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow's Butyrka prison. Magnitsky's numerous appeals for medical care had gone unanswered, and the 37-year-old died from pancreatitis that he developed while in custody.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:00   Comments: 1
Young Guantanamo detainee returns home to Afghanistan

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Young Guantanamo detainee returns home to Afghanistan

Mohammed Jawad, one of the youngest people ever held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, has returned to his home in Afghanistan. Was detention at Guantanamo the right treatment for Jawad? How should the U.S. deal with terror suspects arrested as children? Tell us what you think.

Posted: August 25, 2009 09:15   Comments: 24
Iran protesters to face trial, accused of violence

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Iran protesters to face trial, accused of violence

Though the protests in Iran were overwhelmingly peaceful, the Iranian authorities are accusing many demonstrators of carrying out bombings and attacking Basiji paramilitary forces. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the impending trials of those detained.

Posted: July 29, 2009 13:19   Comments: 1
Obama pledges review of alleged mass grave in Afghanistan

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Obama pledges review of alleged mass grave in Afghanistan

Seven years ago, investigators for Physicians for Human Rights discovered what appeared to be a mass grave in northern Afghanistan. The bodies, they were told, were those of Taliban fighters who had allegedly been mistreated. Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights discusses the case.

Posted: July 23, 2009 11:48   Comments: 7
A reporter’s look down the barrel of a gun

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A reporter’s look down the barrel of a gun

American journalist Roxana Saberi is heading home after she was released from an Iranian prison earlier this week. Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about his own experience being detained.

Posted: May 15, 2009 10:50   Comments: 1
Iran releases imprisoned American journalist

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Iran releases imprisoned American journalist

On Monday, Iran released American journalist Roxana Saberi, who had been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of spying for the United States. Her release removes an obstacle in President Barack Obama's efforts to open a dialogue with Iran.

Posted: May 11, 2009 10:58   Comments: 1
Cambodia launches trial of Khmer Rouge official

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Cambodia launches trial of Khmer Rouge official

Cambodia began the trial of a man who ran the Tuol Sleng prison and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime. From 1975 to 1979, more than 1.7 million people were killed or died under the Communist regime.

Posted: February 17, 2009 16:14   Comments: 0
E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

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E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why few members of the European Union are eager to accomodate roughly 245 detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, though they expressed support for Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. facility.

Posted: January 26, 2009 15:49   Comments: 0
Obama’s role in prosecuting Guantánamo’s prisoners

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Obama’s role in prosecuting Guantánamo’s prisoners

Sarah Mendelson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the likelihood that Europe will resettle detainees from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo.

Posted: December 23, 2008 17:16   Comments: 3

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