“Prisoner” in the news

Example collocations

held prisoner
political prisoner
prisoner exchange
prisoner of war
taken prisoner

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www.washingtonpost.com
Washington Post
· Victims’ relatives most vocal opponents of man’s execution  
That man, Daniel Lewis Lee, is first on the list of prisoners set to be killed as the Trump administration tries to bring back federal executions this week after an almost two-decade hiatus.
www.washingtonpost.com
Washington Post
· Rights group: Reporter jailed in Egypt dies from virus  
Political prisoners in Egypt can be held in pre-trial detention for years on these vague charges, often in what rights groups describe as unhealthy conditions without proper access to medical care.
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· 'Historic health screw-up': what you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis in California prisons  
Families and rights organizations say the state botched its response to the pandemic, failing to curb the spread of the virus and provide basic care and protections for prisoners.
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· Lockdown listening: classical music and opera to stream at home  
•Nigel Osborne and Opera Circus have made a mini lockdown opera, Osman Bey and the Snails, about the human rights champion and political prisoner Osman Kavala who is approaching 1000 days in Turkey’s highest security prison in what has been called by Amnesty International a “cynical and outrageous detention”.
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· Judge Moves to Delay Federal Execution Scheduled for Monday  
It was the latest in a flurry of court rulings surrounding the case of Mr. Lee, the first of three federal death row prisoners scheduled to be executed this week.
www.independent.co.uk
The Independent
· Former federal prosecutor says Ghislaine Maxwell could be bailed because of coronavirus  
At least 52,649 prisoners had tested positive for coronavirus in US prisons by the end of June and Ms Nawaday added that “more and more there is a push toward home confinement, especially holding people pre-trial, when you still have the presumption of innocence.”
www.express.co.uk
Express.co.uk
· North Korea’s barbaric indoctrination laid bare as Kim Jong-un dubbed ‘literal god’  
Conditions there are life-threatening, with prisoners subject to torture and inhumane treatment.
www.express.co.uk
Express.co.uk
· Mortgage: 'Illogical' deals under fire from FCA - Check on your contract now  
Mortgage prisoners have been facing a tough time for a while now.
www.express.co.uk
Express.co.uk
· Banks forced to provide free cash machines a 'reasonable distance' from people's home  
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