Leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Sunday as Brazil's first ex-president to be imprisoned for a common crime – and his cell was in the headquarters of the giant anti-graft probe that brought him down.
A court in Turkey has sentenced a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to 18 years in prison on charges of membership in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group and spreading propaganda as the Ankara government presses ahead with a clampdown on members of the opposition party.
A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."
A Turkish court has scrapped its decision to release Taner Kilic, the chairman of Amnesty International in Turkey, and ordered him to remain behind bars as his trial continues over terror charges, the international rights group says.
A court in Bahrain has handed down prison sentences to two anti-regime protesters and stripped them of their citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom.