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©Reuters/Dominick Reuter Malaysian court jails man who raped, then married minor A Malaysian court on Monday sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for raping a 12-year-old whom he later married, as an activist urged the Muslim-majority nation to ban all child marriages.
03 февраля 2014
Ms Mary Yoong Mei Ling. Photo courtesy of Singapore ex-gangster jailed 20 years for torching former lover An ex-gangster has been jailed for 20 years in Singapore for burning his former lover to death, in a case the judge said was one of the worst of its kind in the city-state.
28 января 2014
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt' Pussy Riot bandmember Maria Alyokhina, who was freed from prison Monday under a Kremlin-backed amnesty, slammed the measure as a mere publicity stunt and said that she would have preferred to remain in prison.
23 декабря 2013
Khodorkovsky to stay out of Russia, help jailed dissidents Russia's former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Sunday after walking free from a decade in jail that he would stay away from his homeland but help to free Russian political prisoners still behind bars.
23 декабря 2013
Putin pardons Khodorkovsky after 10 years in jail President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree granting a pardon to Russia's former richest man and bitter Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, allowing his release after more than a decade in prison.
20 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Danish Siddiqui Malaysian family jailed over child's 'exorcism' death A Malaysian high court on Friday jailed three family members who suffocated their two-year-old to death by piling on top of her in a suspected exorcism ritual.
30 ноября 2013
General view of the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg. ©Reuters/Vincent Kessler Victims fear release of Spain rapists, killers under rights law Spanish courts are releasing serial rapists and killers under a European human rights ruling, terrifying their victims as authorities warn the convicts risk reoffending.
30 ноября 2013
'Free Ukraine, not me': Tymoshenko urges EU leaders Jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko called on EU leaders to drop all demands and sign a historic pact with Ukraine without any preconditions at a summit that opens Thursday.
28 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu British medics could face jail for patient neglect British doctors and nurses who neglect their patients could be jailed under government proposals announced Saturday, in the wake of a scandal at a hospital where hundreds died after receiving appalling care.
17 ноября 2013
Photo courtesy of Australian gang members face pink prison uniforms Members of criminal gangs could be forced to wear "embarrassing" bright pink overalls in prison under a plan being considered by an Australian state as it cracks down on bikers.
21 октября 2013
Greenpeace boss admits surprise at harsh Russian response Despite its expertise at risky protests, Greenpeace's head admitted he was "extremely surprised" by Russia's response in the Arctic and never imagined activists would face piracy charges and years in jail.
11 октября 2013
US calls for release of Americans imprisoned in Iran US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called for the release of two American dual citizens jailed in Iran, saying Washington was "deeply concerned" about their fate.
29 августа 2013
WikiLeaks source Manning: 'I am female' The American soldier sentenced to 35 years in jail for passing secret documents to WikiLeaks asked to be considered a woman on Thursday and requested sex change therapy.
23 августа 2013
Illustration by French court leaves Kazakhstan's Ablyazov in custody French court has denied release on bail to the ex-chairman of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov.
23 августа 2013
Australian drug mule Corby a step closer to release The corrections board on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has recommended jailed Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby for parole.
17 августа 2013
Illustration by Ablyazov faces 13 years in jail in Kazakhstan The exile banker Mukhtar Ablyazov may face 13-year imprisonment with confiscation of property in Kazakhstan that is currently seeking his extradition from France.
06 августа 2013
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad. ©REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  Kuwait emir pardons jailed opposition members Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah pardoned on Tuesday all those who have been sentenced to jail for insulting him.
31 июля 2013
©REUTERS/Omar Sobhani Hundreds of prisoners escape in Taliban jail attack Taliban insurgents armed with mortars and grenades launched a major attack on a jail in northwest Pakistan, escaping with 230 prisoners including hardline militants after a gunbattle with security forces.
30 июля 2013
More than 200 detained after Navalny rally: watchdog More than 200 people have been detained in Moscow after several thousand rallied outside the Kremlin to protest the conviction and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
19 июля 2013
Saudi princess charged with human trafficking in US A Saudi princess was to be released from US jail on bail after being charged with enslaving a Kenyan woman, forcing her to work in abusive conditions and withholding her passport.
12 июля 2013

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