The ex-leader of Guinea’s military junta is jailed on the eve of his trial. He and 10 others stand accused after more than 150 people were murdered and over 100 women raped at an opposition rally in 2009.
Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan were sentenced to jail time by Russian courts on charges that the US deems "unacceptable". President Joe Biden reassured their families that he was working on bringing them home.
Iran's arrest of prominent filmmakers is part of an escalating clampdown on protesters. Human rights groups fear more backlash as Iranian women defy the regime's hijab laws in a social media campaign.
Alaa Abdel-Fattah's family hopes that his UK citizenship can secure his release from prison. The activist has spent much of the past decade behind bars, along with many other Egyptian political prisoners.
Police in South Africa say 72 people have been killed and over 1,200 have been arrested in unrest set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. In a statement Tuesday night, police Maj. Gen. Mathapelo Peters said many of the deaths were caused by stampedes when shops were being looted.
13 Nov 2021
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.
13 Aug 2021
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.
29 Jul 2021
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.
13 Jul 2021
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.
26 Jun 2021
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."
25 Jun 2021
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.
18 Jun 2021
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.