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29 Jul 2021
Sun Dawu, a farming magnate and a vocal government critic, was embroiled in a land dispute with a state-run competitor. His legal team argued the trial was unfair owing to the length of the hearing and its secrecy.
10 Jul 2021
Ex-banker and Belarusian opposition figure Viktor Babariko has been sentenced to 14 years in jail. He is regarded as the main challenger to Alexander Lukashenko, the country's disputed leader.
25 Jun 2021
An Indiana woman has become the first to be sentenced among those charged with participating in the January 6 US Capitol violence. Meanwhile, a member of the extremist Oath Keeper group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
24 Jun 2021
R. Kelly has been transferred to a New York jail as he prepares to stand trial in his sex trafficking and racketeering case.
19 Jun 2021
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18 Jun 2021
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10 Jun 2021
Sara Rogel, sentenced to three decades in prison for undergoing an abortion, leaves Zacatecoluca Penal Center in El Salvador after almost nine years behind bars.
1 Jun 2021
Qiu Ziming was jailed for saying in a social media post that Chinese casualties in last year's border clash with India might be higher. His case highlights the sensitivity of the issue in China.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
1 May 2021
Said Djabelkhir, an Algerian scholar on Islam, says he'll appeal his three-year jail sentence and keep fighting for "freedom" of reasoned thought.
24 Feb 2021
Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune dissolved the parliament and announced a government reshuffle in a highly anticipated address to the nation. The new elections are likely to take place by the end of the year.
13 Feb 2021
As far as Saudi Arabia is concerned, Loujain al-Hathloul was a threat to national security. Some believe the new US administration under Joe Biden had a hand in her release.

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