Teenager in Austrian ''Playstation'' terrorism case gets 2 years

A 14-year-old boy from Austria who downloaded bomb-making plans onto his Playstation games console was sentenced to a two-year jail term on Tuesday after pleading guilty to terrorism charges, a court spokeswoman said.

Relief to Union Minister Naqvi as Court sets aside jail term

In a relief to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the District and Sessions Court here on Saturday set aside a magisterial court verdict awarding the BJP leader one-year jail term for allegedly violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 general elections.

Top 5 Bollywood actors who went to jail
Top 5 Bollywood actors who went to jail

Life is not a bed of roses for Bollywood stars, as it seems from a distance. The fact that glamour industry's some of the biggest names have had to deal with dark phase in their lives at some point in time, makes us take a look at some of the actors who are in the list. Let's take a look at some of the biggest names in Bollywood, who have at least once in their lifetime gone behind the bars.

Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation

A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under the country`s notorious lese majeste law.

Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire
Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire

Former Bayern Munich defender Breno has indicated he was drunk the night his apartment caught fire, an incident which would earn him a jail term for arson.

Egypt court overturns Hosni Mubarak's 3-year jail term for graft
Egypt court overturns Hosni Mubarak's 3-year jail term for graft

Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted president Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial.

MHA seeks report from Maha govt on plea for remission of Sanjay Dutt's jail term
MHA seeks report from Maha govt on plea for remission of Sanjay Dutt's jail term

The Home Ministry has sought a response from the Maharashtra government on a plea pending before President Pranab Mukherjee for remission of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's remaining jail term.

Sanjay Dutt furlough extends another 14 days: Reports
Sanjay Dutt furlough extends another 14 days: Reports

Actor Sanjay Dutt's furlough from his jail term at Yerawada in Pune, has extended for 14 more days.

Morocco court upholds rapper`s 4-month jail term

An appeals court in the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Monday upheld a four-month jail sentence imposed on pro-reform rapper Mouad Belghawat for assaulting police, a judicial source said.

Laurent Blanc surprised by `excessive` Brandao jail term
Laurent Blanc surprised by `excessive` Brandao jail term

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said Friday he considered the one-month jail term imposed on Bastia striker Brandao for headbutting Thiago Motta as "disproportionate".

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today

In the high profile murder trial of fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius, closing arguments will be entered by both the defence and prosecution in the High Court in Pretoria today. It's speculated that Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on Tuesday. The State called its final witness on trial on yesterday.

 

New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing

New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year.

US man who posted Obama threat gets a year in jail

A US man who posted an online threat to kill President Barack Obama has been sentenced to a year in jail. US Attorney Peter Smith`s office says a federal judge today also ordered Nicholas Savino to undergo two years of supervised release and forfeit his guns and ammunition.

Formula One boss Ecclestone`s bribery trial starts in Germany

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone went on trial in Germany Thursday accused of bribery in a case which threatens a jail term for the Briton who has controlled the motor sport for four decades.

Vietnam upholds jail term for hero fish farmer

A Vietnamese fish farmer who became a folk hero after he used homemade weapons to resist forced eviction lost his appeal against a five-year jail term for attempted murder, a court clerk said today.

Second jail term will destroy Sanjay Dutt: Pritish Nandy

Pritish Nandy is extremely "sad" for his "friend" Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He believes the second jail term can be detrimental for the actor.

Man sentenced 10 yrs jail term for killing wife over dowry

A man was sentenced to 10 years in jail for killing his wife over dowry demand in 2005.

Italian marines will be able to serve jail sentence in Italy

If convicted, the two Italian marines facing murder charges in Kerala will be able to serve rest of their jail term in Italy, once the agreement between India and their country on transfer of sentenced prisoners comes into effect.

UK MP pleads guilty to perverting course of justice, resigns

Former British cabinet minister Chris Huhne on Monday resigned as Member of Parliament after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice and now faces the prospect of a jail term.

Chautala pleads for leniency, CBI seeks maximum jail term

Former Haryana Chief Minister OP Chautala, convicted of illegally recruiting 3,206 teachers in the state, pleaded with a Delhi court for leniency in sentencing.