Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe from a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.
The Iraqi Commission of Integrity, an independent body responsible for investigating corruption and is affiliated to the country’s parliament, says judiciary officials have sentenced a former governor of the eastern province of Diyala to jail after being found guilty of corruption.
Former leaders of Catalonia’s now-defunct government face jail terms as the Spanish government seeks to assert its rule following a controversial declaration of independence in the northeastern region.
A member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team arrested recently by the country’s intelligence forces has been sentenced to five years in jail on espionage charges, Iranian Judiciary’s Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei confirmed Sunday.
A court in Bahrain has upheld 15-year jail terms handed down to seven citizens as the Manama regime presses ahead with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
A Bahraini political analyst and opposition figure has expressed doubts about the sincerity of US condemnation of the recent prison sentence given to prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, stating that Washington should have demanded his freedom long time ago.
A Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail as the ruling Al Khalifah regime press ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on opposition figures in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.