Court video of Navalny in Russian prison day before reported death seems to show Putin critic in good health

The day before Russian prison authorities said fierce Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny had died in a far-flung penal colony, the opposition leader and long-time thorn in President Vladimir Putin’s side appeared in a courtroom via live video link from the prison, looking happy and healthy. Navalny can even be heard in the video joking with…

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Artist says he will destroy $45 million worth of Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol masterpieces with acid if Julian Assange dies in prison

An artist in the south of France is planning to destroy up to $45 million worth of art, including pieces by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Andy Warhol, if Wikileaks founder Julien Assange dies in prison, British broadcaster Sky News reports. Andrei Molodkin says he has put masterpieces that have been donated to him in a 29-ton…

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Italian mafia boss who escaped maximum security prison using bed sheets last year is captured on French island

A boss from one of most Italy’s most violent mafias who escaped from a maximum security prison last year by using bed sheets has been captured in France, authorities in both countries said Friday. Marco Raduano, described as “dangerous” on Europol’s list of Europe’s most wanted criminals, was detained in Bastia on the French island…

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Josef Fritzl, Austrian who held daughter captive for 24 years, can be moved to regular prison, court rules

Krems, Austria — An Austrian man who had kept his daughter captive for 24 years and raped her thousands of times, fathering seven children with her, can be moved from psychiatric detention to a regular prison, a court ruled on Thursday. The decision stipulates that Josef Fritzl, 88, will have to attend regular psychotherapy and undergo…

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