Three female dissidents have launched an open-ended hunger strike at a detention center in Bahrain to protest their dire situation and mistreatment by prison authorities as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on human rights campaigners and pro-democracy activists in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
A disgraced former state governor from Mexico’s ruling party was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for money laundering and links to organized crime in a case that public auditors said was the worst they had ever seen in Mexico.
A court in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa has handed down a 30-year jail term to the foster son of the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A court in Turkey has handed down jail terms to more than 100 people, including former air force officers, on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years behind bars for what it called “breaching” a state secrets act while reporting on the military’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, a ruling that quickly drew harsh criticisms from all over the world.
An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to an Palestinian minor as the number of Palestinian children being held in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons and detention facilities is soaring following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.
New York-based Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for the unconditional release of a veteran Chinese rights activist after he was jailed for 13 years for subversion, one of the longest sentences handed down in a multi-year crackdown.
An undocumented immigrant from the Central American nation of Honduras was found dead in a jail cell in the US state of Texas of an "apparent suicide" last month after his wife and son were separated from him at the US-Mexico border, US authorities have confirmed.