Mikheil Saakashvili's partner said he has been transferred to "the most dangerous place for his life." He has been on hunger strike since his arrest upon returning from exile on October 1.
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hit with a new charge. The jailed critic must now answer to starting an organization that allegedly incites breaking laws.
Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife have been in jail since 2015. On Wednesday, a Nigerian court acquitted the couple and ordered their release.
Michael Avenatti, who rose to prominence as the attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her defamation case against Donald Trump, has been jailed for 30 months for trying to extort money from sports giant Nike.
A Singaporean woman was sentenced to 30 years for starving, assaulting and eventually killing her domestic worker. The judge said the case was "among the worst types of culpable homicide."
Siarhei Tsikhanouski, arrested when he tried to run against Belarus' autocratic leader Alexander Lukashenko, has gone to trial. Exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told DW the trial is far from fair.
Jeffrey Moyo, a Zimbabwean freelance reporter for the New York Times, walks out of prison after he was granted bail three weeks following his arrest over claims he helped two foreign colleagues enter the country fraudulently. The New York Times had said at the time of Moyo's detention that the paper was "deeply concerned" by his arrest. "Jeffrey is a widely respected journalist with many years of reporting experience in Zimbabwe and his detainment raises troubling questions about the state of press freedom in Zimbabwe," it had added in a statement.
An Italian court has handed life sentences to the pair after they were convicted of murdering an Italian police officer while they were on vacation in Rome.
27 Sep 2020
The 29-year-old woman had served six years out of a 10-year sentence for 'aggravated homicide' under El Salvador's abortion laws. She was eight months pregnant when she had a miscarriage in a shopping mall bathroom.
'No words to express what we are going through' say victim's family as Tate Modern attacker jailed for life
29 Jun 2020
Detective inspector Melanie Pressley reads a statement on behalf of the parents of a six-year-old French boy who was thrown from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern on August 2019, and who is still receiving constant care in the hospital, saying there are "no words" to express what they are going through. The man who pushed him, Jonty Bravery, was on Friday jailed for life.
7 Mar 2020
Today, one in three Egyptians live just above the poverty line. As a consequence, the rate of micro-credit lending has grown, with women the principle beneficiaries. Some 70 percent of loans in Egypt are given to women, but thousands of them fall victim to loan sharks and even end up in prison. FRANCE 24's Ruth Michaelson reports.
27 Sep 2019
Raped, arrested and jailed, Ayomide Idowu narrates his ordeal to GuardianTV. Idowu tells us how he was picked up by members of the Nigerian police force on a routine check somewhere in CMS. He further states how a higher court who revisited his case file after been sentenced by a previous court found him not guilty of any wrongdoing and acquitted.