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15 Dec 2021
The former South African president's medical parole was found to be "unlawful". He was instructed to return to jail to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
6 Dec 2021
Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is in a Chinese prison for reporting from Wuhan during the height of the city's coronavirus outbreak in 2020. Her family says she is on hunger strike and could be near death. All calls for her release have gone unheeded.
24 Nov 2021
France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was found guilty of complicity in the attempted blackmail of a former international team mate over a sex tape on Wednesday and sentenced to a one-year suspended jail term. He was also fined 75,000 euros ($84,170). Benzema's lawyer said the player would appeal against the verdict.
21 Nov 2021
The rioter made famous for his tattoos and horned headdress was sentenced to 41 months behind bars for his role in the deadly storming of the US Capitol building. It is one of the stiffest sentences yet handed down.
5 Nov 2021
Zhang Zhan traveled to Wuhan in February last year to report on the chaos at the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak. She is on hunger strike after receiving a 4-year jail sentence for "provoking trouble."
3 Oct 2021
The fresh probe comes after Navalny's allies were already banned as "extremist" earlier this year ahead of Russia's elections.
1 Oct 2021
Relatives of prisoners in an Ecuadorian jail where gang clashes left over a hundred dead speak of their fears for their loved ones. "It's very painful," said the mother of one prisoner outside the jail, "I don't know if my son is well or not."
18 Sep 2021
Nine veteran activists have been sentenced to jail for taking part in a vigil for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The case has involved a total of 26 activists who took part.
8 Sep 2021
Eighty political prisoners detained by Alpha Conde's government, including a number who had campaigned against his third term, were released on Tuesday (september 7) evening following a military coup which deposed the now former Guinean president. Ismael Conde, a former member of Alpha Conde's party who rallied against a third term, left Conakry's central jail thanking the people of Guinea for his liberation and embracing a close relative before disapearing into the crowd.
24 Aug 2021
The former president has died while serving a life term in prison for crimes against humanity. Local media reported that the 79-year-old died of coronavirus.
13 Aug 2021
The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group walks free on parole Friday, the latest instance of South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders imprisoned for corruption or tax evasion on economic grounds.
13 Aug 2021
Seungri, once part of South Korea's K-pop 'royalty,' was convicted on charges related to arranging sex workers for potential investors in his entertainment firm.

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