Christmas behind bars can be a sad affair - that's why parishes in Bremen make a point of organizing Christmas parcels containing treats and little gifts, which they distribute in jails.
Journalists and human rights activists are being unlawfully held in Turkish prisons, says Stefan Simanowitz, Amnesty International's Media Manager for Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
A prison cell at Guantanamo may not be the most inspiring place for an artist. But a few detainees held at the notorious prison have still found a way to explore their creativity. A show in New York presents their work.
An Afghan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman because she had converted to Christianity. The court recognized a 'very high degree of culpability' in handing down its decision.
A court in Stuttgart has sentenced the 29-year-old creator of a banned neo-Nazi website to two and a half years in prison. The site published content that denied the Holocaust and targeted Jews, refugees and foreigners.
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