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Indian journalist to spend a year in jail for criticizing government

Indian journalist to spend a year in jail for criticizing government

An Indian journalist was sentenced to a year in jail under a stringent national security law after he criticized a top government politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his lawyer said Wednesday.

Former IMF director Rato begins four-year sentence in jail

Former IMF director Rato begins four-year sentence in jail

The former director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Rodrigo Rato, who was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzlement and fraud, began serving his jail sentence on Thursday.

Former Bangladeshi prime minister Zia moved from jail to hospital

Former Bangladeshi prime minister Zia moved from jail to hospital

Bangladesh's former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, has been moved from the jail where she is serving a sentence for corruption to a hospital in Dhaka, an official said on Saturday.

Top Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam sent to jail

Top Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam sent to jail

Shahidul Alam would be kept in prison until the completion of the probe into his charges, police said.

Expat jailed for three years for selling visas to foreigners

Expat jailed for three years for selling visas to foreigners

The department concerned received information indicating that the main person involved in the racket used to trade in visas and sell them to foreigners.

Indonesian jailers busted over fancy prison cells

Indonesian jailers busted over fancy prison cells

Anti-graft agents arrested five people connected to the scandal at Sukamiskin prison, including inmates and the warden.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail before polls

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail before polls

Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia last week to 10 years in prison by a corruption court.

Former Pakistani PM Sharif to return on July 13 to face jail

Former Pakistani PM Sharif to return on July 13 to face jail

The three-time former prime minister and his daughter are currently in London.

Russia jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

Russia jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

Relations between Moscow and Kiev have been tense since 2014 when a popular uprising drove a pro-Russian president from power.

Taiwan's former president gets 4-month jail over information leak

Taiwan's former president gets 4-month jail over information leak

A court in Taiwan sentenced former president Ma Ying-jeou to four months jail over a leak of information related to national security, legal documents showed, but he vowed to appeal, and could avoid jail altogether by paying a fine.

Former speaker of Indonesian parliament jailed for 15 years

Former speaker of Indonesian parliament jailed for 15 years

The case has shocked Indonesians, already used to large corruption scandals and has reinforced a widely held perception that their parliament, long regarded as riddled with corruption, is a failing institution.

South Korea's Park jailed for 24 years over corruption

South Korea's Park jailed for 24 years over corruption

The sentence followed a trial lasting more than 10 months which ended with Park Geun-hye being found guilty on multiple criminal charges, including bribery and abuse of power.