A Bahrain court has sentenced 24 Shia citizens to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority community in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
A court in Bahrain has handed down prison sentences to nine anti-regime Shia protesters, including a teenager, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government tabled a bill in parliament on Monday outlawing “fake news”, with hefty fines and up to 10 years in jail, raising more concerns about media freedom in the wake of a multi-billion dollar graft scandal.
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.
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.
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.
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.