Russian prosecutors want 9.5-year jail term for fugitive TV journalist
Russia passed new laws against discrediting or distributing 'deliberately false information' about the armed forces on March 4, 2022, eight days after invading Ukraine.
US jail practices racist and an 'affront to human dignity', say UN experts
They cite testimonies that jailed black women had been shackled during childbirth while male inmates were forced to work in 'plantation-style' conditions.
Thailand's fugitive ex-PM Thaksin returns to jail from years in self-exile
Thaksin fled abroad 15 years ago before he was jailed in absentia for abuse of power, two years after the military toppled him in a coup, alleging corruption and disloyalty to the powerful monarchy, which he refutes.
Pakistan court rejects jailed Imran Khan's plea to suspend conviction
Khan has been at the centre of political turmoil since he was ousted last year as prime minister in a no-confidence vote, raising concerns about Pakistan's stability as it grapples with an economic crisis.
Russia jails Navalny campaigner for 9 years for "extremism"
Navalny, Putin's best-known critic, is serving sentences totalling 11-1/2 years in a penal colony on fraud and other charges he says were trumped up to silence him.
Zahid given exemption to dine with Najib in prison, says home minister
Saifuddin Nasution Ismail cites a prisons regulation on the matter.
Turkey jails teen who added moustache to Erdogan poster
The 16-year-old was found to have 'insulted the president', reports say.
UN expert calls for urgent medical care for Russia's jailed Navalny
Navalny's supporters said last month that he was suffering from significant stomach pain in jail, which they said could be a sign of some sort of slow acting poison.
Ex-Thai PM Thaksin must still serve jail term if he returns home, says justice minister
Wissanu Krea-ngam, who is also the deputy prime minister, says Thaksin Shinawatra will need to be in judicial custody before he can apply for bail during the appeal process.
Leaked US documents suspect to remain in jail
The case is believed to be the most serious US security breach since more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables appeared on the WikiLeaks website in 2010.
Theranos founder Holmes heading for prison
Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to just over 11 years in prison for defrauding investors with her Silicon Valley start-up Theranos.
New law on drug offences to cut overcrowding at prisons, says home minister
The Drug and Substance Abuse (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act is expected to be tabled this year.