Jacob Zuma: South Africa jails ex-president for 15 months
29 June 2021 | 10:23 am
South Africa's top court has found ex-president Jacob Zuma "guilty of the crime of contempt of court" over his refusal to answer corruption charges. He has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
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China sentences the doctor who claims to be behind the world's first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media report.
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On April 10, a mutiny broke out in the n° 15 high-security penal colony in Angarsk, 5,000 kilometres east of Moscow. Brutal video footage from the riot was widely leaked on social media, in which inmates call for help. They claim they have slit their wrists to protest against what they call daily physical abuse and humiliation from their guards. The mutiny was followed by a bloody crackdown and since then, NGOs are concerned that several inmates have disappeared. They say the treatment of prisoners in this penal colony is not an isolated case in Russia.
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A cluster of COVID-19 cases broke out Wolfgangsee, a popular holiday destination for German and Austrian holidaymakers. Concerns are growing over outbreaks at holiday spots across Europe.
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Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to 20 years in prison over the murder of dissident reporter Jamal Khashoggi, reducing initial death sentences. Three other people were also ordered to serve shorter prison terms.
3 Jan 2021
A Saudi anti-terrorism court has jailed Loujain al-Hathloul for five years and eight months, local media have reported. Her brother slammed the process as a "sham trial."
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Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan has received a prison sentence for her reporting from Wuhan during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to her lawyer.
3 Jan 2021
A court in China has sentenced 10 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to up to three years in prison. Charges against two minors in the group will not be pursued.
30 Jan 2021
In Germany some local authorities have set up accommodation to lock up people who refuse to abide by coronavirus quarantine rules. But will these "prisons" actually be used, or just act as a deterrent?
7 Feb 2021
A Moscow court jails the Kremlin's most prominent critic Alexei Navalny for nearly three years, triggering more protests resulting in more than a thousand arrests.
21 Feb 2021
A court in Belarus sentences a pair of young television journalists to two years in prison for covering a protest last year, the first lengthy jail term in a legal crackdown on independent media.
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Belhassen Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of the former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has been handed a 10-year jail term for corruption, according to state media.
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