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.
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.
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.
Shahidul Alam would be kept in prison until the completion of the probe into his charges, police said.
The department concerned received information indicating that the main person involved in the racket used to trade in visas and sell them to foreigners.
Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia last week to 10 years in prison by a corruption court.
The three-time former prime minister and his daughter are currently in London.
Relations between Moscow and Kiev have been tense since 2014 when a popular uprising drove a pro-Russian president from power.
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.
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.
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.