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‘Empress of terror’: Japanese Red Army founder released from prison

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The founder of one of the most feared terrorist organisations of the 1970s has walked free from a Japanese prison after completing a 20-year sentence for the siege of the French embassy in the Netherlands. Once descri...

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli released from prison early

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Martin Shkreli, the “Pharma Bro” entrepreneur who astronomically increased the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000%, and became a symbol of corporate Wall Street greed, has been released from prison. In a statement r...

Former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli to be released from prison after 49 years

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Sundiata Acoli, 85, the oldest former member of the Black Panthers still to be incarcerated for acts of violence during the 1970s Black liberation struggle, is finally to be released from prison after the New Jersey s...

Hong Kong activist who coined banned independence slogan released from prison

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Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, who coined the now-banned slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” has been released from prison and placed under strict supervision after spending four years behind bars. ...

Saadi Gaddafi, son of former Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi, released from prison

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Authorities in Libya have released Saadi Gaddafi, a son of the former leader Muammar Gaddafi who was ousted and killed during a 2011 uprising. Prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said in a tweet early on Mond...

Child killer Colin Pitchfork released from prison

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A man who raped and murdered two schoolgirls in the 1980s has been released from prison after attempts to keep him locked up proved unsuccessful. Colin Pitchfork, now in his early 60s, received a life sentence for rap...

Killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison after challenge fails

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The child killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork is to be freed from prison after the Parole Board rejected calls from the government to reconsider the controversial decision. Now 61, the double murderer was jailed in 1988...

Man who tackled Fishmongers’ Hall attacker to be released from prison

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An unarmed inmate who tackled the Fishmongers’ Hall attacker to the ground has been directed for release from prison. Steven Gallant was one of three men who restrained convicted terrorist Usman Khan until armed polic...

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner released from prison

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Reality Winner, a former intelligence contractor convicted of leaking a report about Russian interference in the US election in 2016, has been released from prison. Winner’s attorney, Alison Grinter Allen, made the an...

Italy cable car crash detainees released from prison

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An Italian judge ruled late on Saturday that three men detained over a cable car crash that killed 14 people in northern Italy could leave prison, with one of them being placed under house arrest. In the crash a week ...