Beijing: China may recall over 700 convicts, including 76 "corrupt officials", whose sentences were commuted "illegally" as the country's top prosecution body stumbled on largescale unlawful reduction of sentences.
A 34-year-old paedophile son of an Indian diplomat who was jailed by an Australian court for over 10 years for a series of sexual offences today appealed the sentence, claiming the jail term was "manifestly excessive."
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking separate police lock-ups for women detainees in order to protect them from "sexual abuse" and "ill-treatment".
Russian prosecutors on Monday demanded eight-year jail terms for radical opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov and a fellow activist on charges of organising mass riots to destabilise Vladimir Putin`s rule.
Two journalists in northern Somalia`s self-declared independent Somaliland region have been sentenced to three years in jail for false reports and defaming the government, reports said Wednesday, as rights groups condemned the sentence.
A local court on Monday directed Badaun jail authorities to ensure the presence of all five accused in the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit sisters before Central Forensic Science Laboratory team from June 24 to June 26 for lie detection tests.
Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organisation" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country`s respect for media freedoms.
Three Chinese activists who campaigned for government officials to disclose their wealth were jailed on Thursday in the culmination of a high-profile trial that underscores Beijing`s resolve to clamp down on dissent.
India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta will have to report to jail on June 17 to begin his two-year sentence on insider trading charges after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-ditch bid to stay out of prison while he appealed his conviction.