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‘Guantanamo inmate set for transfer to Saudi Arabia’

RIYADH: A Guantanamo Bay detainee who pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker is set to be transferred from the military prison to Saudi Arabia, a US official said Tuesday. Saudi citizen Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi has cooperated with the government since entering his plea as part of a deal four years ago, and authorities say he should now be sent to a Saudi rehabilitation center for jihadists. If transferred, Darbi would be the first Guantanamo inmate to be released since President…

US jail officers charged after inmate dies of thirst

WASHINGTON: Three US jail officers have been charged in connection with the dehydration death of a mentally ill prisoner who, his lawyer said, died a "torturous" death begging for water. The scandal highlighted the darkest side of the penal system in the United States, which has one of the world's highest incarceration rates and disproportionately locks up black and Hispanic Americans. Authorities at the county jail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cut water to the cell of Terrill Thomas because they deemed him too noisy.…

Female inmate attempts to escape from Karachi prison

KARACHI: A female inmate on Sunday attempted to unsuccessfully escape from the Karachi prison (central jail), ARY News reported. he inmate saw an opportunity to escape and managed to climb the high walls of the prison. However, she got entangled in the barbed wires on the prison walls. The inmate saw an opportunity to escape and managed to climb the high walls of the prison. However, she got entangled in the barbed wires on the prison walls. Jail administration reached and managed to bring the woman down after more…