A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced Israeli ex-premier Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for accepting bribes linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, media reports said.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs suggested introducing new regulations considering the appearance of convicts into the New Criminal Code.
Amir Ismagulov, the father of Azamat Tazhayakov, a Kazakhstani student arrested in Boston, has finally received his visa after 45 days of waiting.
Amir Ismagulov, the father of Azamat Tazhayakov, who is accused of obstructing justice in the Boston bombings case, has been denied a US visa and might not be able to attend his sons court hearings.
A New York man savored his first full day of freedom on Wednesday after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden's son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002.
A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide Friday, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.
A Turkish court on Friday released the last five suspects, including the sons of two ministers, detained in a corruption probe that has struck at the heart of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
"Die Hard" director John McTiernan was released from prison Tuesday after nearly a year behind bars in connection with a wire-tapping scandal, his wife said.
Police in Norway said Monday they closed a preliminary investigation into a complaint by mass murderer Anders Breivik that his prison conditions amounted to "serious torture".
New York City said Thursday it will pay out $6.4 million to a man who spent 23 years in prison for the murder of a rabbi that he did not commit.
An elderly nun who broke into what was supposed to be one of the most carefully guarded nuclear facilities in the United States was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
Kazakhstan national Asel Abdygapparova convicted for life in prison in the US is awaiting retrial and possible reduction of jail sentence.
Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday charged a 33-year-old man over the murder of a prison officer who was shot dead near Belfast as he drove along a motorway to work in 2012.
An Uzbek court has sentenced a group of activists including a well-known photographer to 15-day prison sentences and fines for rallying in support of anti-government protests in Ukraine, the activists said.
According to the Kazakhstan’s General Prosecutor’s Office, prison population stood at 42 000 as of the end of 2013.
Gunmen stormed a prison in southwestern Mexico on Friday in an attack that left five of the assailants and four inmates dead, officials said.
Kazakhstan has the highest incarceration rate in Central Asia.
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.
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.
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