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Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is barred from holding office for six years after she being found guilty of electoral corruption.

Nelson Mandela 1964: Nelson Mandela jailed for life
The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is given a life sentence for sabotage.

Alcatraz prison 1962: Three escape from Alcatraz
Three inmates convicted of bank robbery are missing from America's most notorious prison in California.

James Bulger 1997: Straw to reconsider Bulger killers' fate
Law lords rule former Home Secretary Michael Howard acted illegally when he raised the minimum sentence imposed on the Bulger killers.

Derek Hatton 1986: Labour expels Militant Hatton
Derek Hatton, the controversial deputy leader of Liverpool Council, is thrown out of the Labour Party for belonging to the leftwing Militant faction.

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