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Protesters demand release of ex-PM from jail in Bangladesh
Hundreds of opposition supporters have taken to the streets in Bangladesh to demand the immediate release of former prime minister Khaleda Zia, who is serving a five-year prison sentence in a corruption case.
South Korean prosecutors request 30 years jail for disgraced former president Park
South Korean prosecutors requested on Tuesday a 30-year prison sentence for disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, who was impeached last year in a sensational corruption scandal.
PPC: 60% of Palestinian children arrested by Israel tortured
Sixty percent of Palestinian children who were arrested by Israeli occupation forces were verbally, physically or psychologically tortured, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) revealed.
Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia gets five years in jail for corruption
The two-time prime minister and head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party could be banned from contesting in the national election due this year.
Bahraini court upholds jail sentence for prominent rights activist
Bahrain’s Court of Cassation, which has the ultimate say in the case of appeals in the country, upheld a two-year jail sentence issued for noted rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab.
Montazer al-Mahdi: Those duped into joining unrest freed, leaders remain in jail
The spokesman for the Iranian police forces said on late Saturday most of those arrested were ‘duped’ into joining the unrest and had been freed on bail, while the leaders will remain in jail.
Turkey sentences Kurdish MP to over 16 years in jail
A member of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party has been sentenced to over 16 years in jail over terrorism-related charges.
Egypt sentences ex-president Morsi, 19 others to jail
A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him two million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the Judiciary.
India aims for law that could jail Muslim men who instantly divorce wives
The Indian government on Thursday introduced a bill in parliament aimed at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq”, or instant divorce, which women complain violates their right to equality.
Ex-VW executive gets 7 years in US jail over 'Dieselgate'
A federal court in the United States has sentenced former Volkswagen (VW) executive Oliver Schmidt to jail and fine for his role in the German automaker's emissions cheating scandal or "Dieselgate".
Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for ex-minister
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.
Iraq sentences former governor to jail for misuse of public assets
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.
Spanish prosecutors seek jail terms for eight former Catalan leaders
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.
Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial
A Bahraini court handed down heavy jail sentences to more than a dozen people in a mass trial as the regime in Manama continues its crackdown campaign against opposition and political dissent.
Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders
Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners.

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