Dutch prisons now have a special cold case calendar. Authorities hope this will generate tipoffs to shed light on unsolved murders and disappearances.
The Nazis jailed partisans such as Erich Honecker in the Brandenburg-Görden prison. Several decades later, when Honecker had become the East German leader, he in turn locked up political adversaries in this very jail.
Nigeria is grappling with overcrowded prisons and a backlog in court cases. In a bid to change this, Oyo State is now punishing lighter crimes with community service rather than jail time.
The former premier is Croatia's highest official to be charged with corruption since 1991. Tackling graft was a key requirement when Croatia bid successfully to join the EU in 2013.
New Zealand has announced details of its ban on military-style semi-automatic guns. Owners of certain firearms — and accessories used to make weapons more deadly — will still have several months to hand them in.
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