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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.
Judiciary confirms jail term for nuclear negotiating team member
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.
Bahraini court upholds 15-year jail terms against 7 dissidents
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.
Samsung heir guilty of bribery, sentenced to five years jail
The heir to the Samsung empire was convicted of bribery and other offences Friday and jailed for five years in connection with the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.
Turkey newspaper staff walk free after over 8 months jail
Seven staff from the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet walked free Saturday after nine months in jail, expressing hope that four colleagues still behind bars would be released soon.

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