The court handed Griner a nine-year sentence after finding she committed the crime "deliberately," despite her pleas that it was an "honest mistake." The US has made Russia a prisoner swap offer for the basketball star.
A 66-year-old British man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to smuggle ancient artifacts out of Iraq. A German arrested alongside him was acquitted.
22 Dec 2021
A Cairo court has sentenced Egypt's revolution activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 5 years behind bars for spreading “fake news”. Rights groups slammed the trial as a “sham”. Meanwhile, anti-crime protests in Goma turned deadly. Congolese police fired tear gas and live rounds while civilians set up road blocks and burnt tires. Finally, our reporters in Cote d’Ivoire meet with a standup comedian determined to use humour to break down stereotypes. He pokes fun at clichés about his notorious hometown, Abobo.
25 Oct 2021
A Bavarian court has handed a 10-year prison sentence to a German woman who allowed a five-year-old Yazidi "slave" girl to die of thirst.
21 Jul 2021
Michael Taylor and his son were the first to receive sentences in Japan over the case after pleading guilty to helping former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee.
29 Jun 2021
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.
1 May 2021
Brazil's APAC recovery centers focus on rehabilitation and understanding, instead of weapons and violence. An EU project hopes the idea will catch on around the world.
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.
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?
17 Dec 2018
A reporter known for his bylines in right-wing newspapers has been charged with spying and rebellion. Press freedom groups have called for his release, saying he has a right to report "regardless of his personal views."