Conditions in Libyan prisons have caused much controversy after Doctors Without Borders recently suspended its work in Misrata saying its medics were increasingly confronted with patients who suffered injuries caused by “torture” during questioning. World News Videos by NewsLook
More than 1,300 prisoners in Kyrgyzstan are said to have sewn their lips together in protest of poor prison conditions. Nearly 7,000 prisoners are also engaged in a hunger strike.
A mutiny in Papua New Guinea has resulted in the ouster of the nation’s top defense official by rebels who seized the military’s headquarters and are demanding the reinstatement of former Prime Minister Michael Somare. World News Videos by NewsLook
A wave of car bombings has hit Iraq’s capital, killing 14 people and wounding dozens more amid an escalating political crisis, a month after the US military withdrawal. World News Videos by NewsLook
The International Criminal Court will decide over the next few days whether six men accused of orchestrating post-election violence in Kenya in 2008 should stand trial. Tens of thousands of people who fled the violence are still living in refugee camps. World News Videos by NewsLook
Five unemployed Moroccan men have set themselves on fire in the capital Rabat after demonstrating against a lack of jobs, especially for university graduates.
It has been 10 years since the first prisoners arrived at the Guantanamo detention center in Cuba. Some 779 prisoners have passed through the U.S. Naval base since it was designated as a location for holding men suspected of involvement in al Qaeda.