Prisoners' rights are well developed and compassionate release more common in Britain than in America, say experts.
Scottish justice secretary insists Scottish values allow convicted murderer to go home after 8 years in prison, prompting outrage from victims' families.
The Libyan intelligence agent convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 drew closer to release from a British jail on Tuesday when a procedural hurdle was removed.
On his first trip to the country, the Libyan leader met with 700 women to discuss women's issues. Critics say it's thinly veiled machismo.
Qaddafi and Berlusconi are set to discuss energy and immigration deals, but a colonial past overhangs the meetings.
For 9-year-old Suleiman, childhood in Tripoli means a disappearing dad and a mom who tells stories that burn his young ears.