Jailed Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi released on bail
21 November 2023 | 1:29 pm
Salehi was imprisoned for his support for the anti-government protests following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini. The Supreme Court granted him bail and rejected a ruling sentencing him to six years in prison.
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Siamak Namazi, who is detained in Iran on spying charges, has started a seven-day hunger strike. In an open letter, he appealed to US President Joe Biden to do more for detainees.
A Spanish court has ordered that Brazilian footballer Dani Alves be held without bail on allegations of sexual assault. He had answered a summons for questioning about "events that allegedly took place in a nightclub."
A Welsh jury found the couple guilty of manslaughter in the negligent death of their handicapped daughter. The teen was found dead on a pile of soiled beddings by shocked authorities in 2020.
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The stampede in October 2022 during a soccer match left 135 people dead, with over 40 children among the victims. Both officials were found guilty of negligence.
A Thai court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to two years in jail for selling satirical calendars featuring rubber ducks, which authorities said insulted the king. Inflatable yellow ducks were used as a symbol during pro-democracy protests in 2020.
The social media influencer and self-described misogynist failed in his attempt to seek release on bail. Romanian courts have previously described him as a flight risk.
Albert Ho, a prominent pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong, has once again been arrested. He is already facing up to a decade in prison for other charges under the national security law.
A Kenyan court on Wednesday extended by 30 days the detention of cult leader Paul Mackenzie, who authorities accuse of ordering followers to starve their children and themselves to death.
FRANCE 24 spoke to Evgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition activist who was recently sentenced to 25 years in jail by a Moscow court for "high treason" because of his outspoken criticism of the war in Ukraine. Kara-Murza sent a message to her jailed husband: she will "never stop fighting" for him.
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was detained in March by Russian authorities on spying charges. The US denies the charges and has called for his immediate release.
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