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In Deadly Mistake, Ankle Monitor Put on Man's Fake Leg

'That man was supposed to be in his house'

(Newser) - After Quincy Green was arrested on a gun charge in April, he was supposed to be on house arrest while waiting for his trial. But a tech at the company that supplies and fits ankle bracelets on pre-trial detainees in Washington, DC, put the bracelet on over Green's sock—... More »

Pakistan Grants Bail to Musharraf

He won't leave the country after house arrest: lawyers

(Newser) - After six months of house arrest , former Pakistani strongman Pervez Musharraf has been granted bail in the case of a 2007 mosque siege. Musharraf has already received bail in three other cases, the AP notes. Some have expected the former leader to exit Pakistan once the house arrest is over,... More »

Musharraf a No-Show at His Own Indictment

Authorities cite security concerns, but maybe a deal is in the works?

(Newser) - A seemingly ironic twist for Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan today: The former leader was supposed to be indicted on charges that his government did nothing to prevent the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007. But Musharraf couldn't show up in court because of death threats against him, reports Reuters... More »

Musharraf Turns Himself In

Former leader faces 2 days of house arrest

(Newser) - Former Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf has been put under house arrest for two days following a court order yesterday, the BBC reports. The order was related to his 2007 effort to place judges under house arrest. Musharraf turned himself in this morning and sought house arrest instead of jail, a... More »

Ai Weiwei Reports Police Siege

Cops harass him at home, rough up cameraman

(Newser) - Ai Weiwei says police have prevented him from leaving his studio for a scheduled court appearance today, roughing up one of his employees in the process. "The police started calling me repeatedly yesterday afternoon, warning me to stay away from the court today, which I find pretty confusing,"... More »

Judge Scoffs at Mayweather's 'Withering in Jail' Gripe

No water, bad food threatening his boxing career, attorneys argue

(Newser) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather's "get out of jail early" argument wasn't a TKO with a Las Vegas court. He pleaded with a judge to let him finish his domestic violence sentence at home. Being stuck behind bars is leaving him dehydrated and malnourished, threatening his boxing career, his... More »

Sandusky Is Staring at Kids From Porch: Prosecutors

They want a judge to order him kept inside his home

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky has reportedly been spending some quality time on his back porch—watching kids play at a neighboring school, according to complaints. Prosecutors yesterday filed a request that Sandusky's bail conditions be altered to prevent him from going outside his home for anything other than medical treatment. "... More »

At 66, Suu Kyi Celebrates 'Triumph of Spirit'

Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates birthday a semi-free woman, gives interview

(Newser) - Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her 66th birthday as a relatively free woman today, reports the AP, the first time in nine years the Burma opposition leader hasn't been under house arrest. There was cake at her party's headquarters and a visit from her youngest son, but more... More »

Take a Tour of DSK's Über-Luxe 'Jail'

Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest be any more splendiferous?

(Newser) - You have to see it to believe it. Former IMF boss and accused sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn is doing "confinement" the way only a fallen world leader could— under house arrest with a spa, movie theater, granite-countered kitchen, and a giant terrace with a spectacular view of Manhattan. As... More »

LiLo Begins House Arrest

Lindsay Lohan will serve sentence of roughly 35 days

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan arrived bright and early at LA's Lynwood Jail today to surrender for a house arrest sentence related to the theft of a necklace , according to TMZ . The 24-year-old actress will be cooped up in her townhouse for roughly 35 days with the electronic ankle bracelet she was... More »

Strauss-Kahn Moves to Fancy Tribeca Townhouse

'Not much he can do' ... except hang out in private theater, gym, spa

(Newser) - If it weren’t for that pesky electronic bracelet, Dominique Strauss-Kahn would be living the good life: The Tribeca townhouse he just moved into has its own theater, gym, and spa, sources tell the Guardian . The former IMF boss landed at the 6,800-square-foot red brick house yesterday after a... More »

Suu Kyi: 'I Have So Much to Tell You'

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader picks right up where she left off

(Newser) - “We haven’t seen each other for so long, I have so much to tell you,” Aung San Suu Kyi told a jubilant crowd of thousands celebrating her release last night. The Nobel laureate emerged from seven years of house arrest with such a rapport with her supporters... More »

Suu Kyi Told She 'Could Go This Day'

Pro-democracy leader set for freedom in coming days

(Newser) - Rumors are swirling that Aung San Suu Kyi will be released today, according to the AP , but the Guardian reports that she will spend another night under house arrest. She was told she "could go this day," says the co-founder of her National League for Democracy party, but... More »

Polanski Sexually Abused Me in 1982: Actress

Charlotte Lewis, 42, says filmmaker 'forced himself' on her in 1982

(Newser) - A British actress says Roman Polanski, who is currently under house arrest after raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, "forced himself" on her in 1982 during the filming of Pirates. Polanski "sexually abused me in the worst possible way when I was 16 years old," Charlotte Lewis... More »

Polanski Sues Media for Privacy Invasion

Director seeks end to media spotlight

(Newser) - Roman Polanski and his wife are suing several French publications for invading their privacy during the film director's house arrest. The photographs the couple object to include one of Polanski standing at the window of his Swiss chalet, and one of Polanski's wife, Emmanuel Seigner, walking down a street. The... More »

'Overwhelmed' Polanski Thanks Supporters

Also thanks 'unknown friends' around the world

(Newser) - In his first public comments since he was locked up in September, Roman Polanski has written a letter of thanks to French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and his many “unknown friends” around the world. “I would like every one of them to know how heartening it is when... More »

Bin Laden Kids Under House Arrest in Tehran

17-year-old daughter has escaped to Saudi embassy

(Newser) - A 17-year-old daughter of Osama bin Laden has escaped from house arrest in Iran and is being assisted by the Saudi embassy there. Statements by a Saudi diplomat and bin Laden’s son, Omar, to Saudi paper Asharq Al-Awsat appear to clear up what has long been a murky situation... More »

Suu Kyi Granted Meeting With Her Party

Detained leader plans to reorganize Burma's opposition

(Newser) - Burma's detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, today met with three political allies to discuss the future of her political party, the National League for Democracy. It was the first time since June 2008 that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was allowed to meet with the NLD's ailing leaders.... More »

Check Out Polanski's Chalet—Er, Prison

Director awaiting extradition can throw parties, but can't leave

(Newser) - Security technicians put the final touches on the electronic monitoring system at Roman Polanski’s Swiss chalet ahead of the director’s arrival there under house arrest. Swiss officials say they await only the arrival of $4.5 million in bail, after which Polanski will be free to leave prison... More »

Living Costs for UK Terror Suspects Top $1M

House arrest program for dangerous extremists under fire

(Newser) - Terror suspects have been paid over $1 million in living expenses in the last two years under a controversial British program that keeps them under virtual house arrest. The suspects—who security services say pose a threat, but who can't be prosecuted because evidence against them is too sensitive to... More »

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