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World 18 Nov 2021 | 7:38 PM

Three convicted militants recaptured after Kenya prison break

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three convicted militants, one of whom had taken part in a 2015 attack that killed 148 people, were recaptured on Thursday after they escaped from a maximum security prison in Nairobi, the directorate of criminal investigations said.

World 30 Nov 2020 | 12:04 AM

Inmate killed, 3 injured as officers prevent prison break in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- One prison inmate was killed and three others were injured when police opened fire to prevent a group of prisoners from escaping a maximum security prison in Mahara, in the outskirts of capital Colombo on Sunday, police said.

World 11 Nov 2020 | 5:25 AM

12 inmates dig tunnel, escape prison in southern Brazil

SAO PAULO, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Twelve inmates broke out of a prison in southern Brazil on Tuesday after digging an escape tunnel, local authorities said.

World 30 Apr 2020 | 8:53 PM

Seven killed in Sierra Leone prison riot on Wednesday - police

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Five inmates and two prison officers were killed in a riot at a prison in Sierra Leone's capital on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

World 16 Apr 2020 | 3:32 AM

U.N. concerned by alleged abuses, prison break in west Libyan towns

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The U.N. Libya mission said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned by reports of the sudden release of 401 prisoners and acts of retribution in west Libyan towns captured by forces of the internationally recognised government this week.