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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is currently appealing his 1MDB corruption scandal conviction, has now been fined under coronavirus rules.

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

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Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Human Rights Watch described the charges as politically motivated.

Syrian 'mercenaries' sentenced to life by Armenia

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Syrian 'mercenaries' sentenced to life by Armenia

Armenia accused Turkey of sending Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside Azerbaijani forces, a claim denied by Ankara.

Algeria activist Bouraoui gets two years in <em>jail</em>

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Algeria activist Bouraoui gets two years in jail

The 45-year-old doctor was sentenced for 'offending Islam' and insulting the president.

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Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

A Sudanese poet is facing prison time for reciting a poem that honours the victims massacred in by Sudan's military during 2019 uprising.

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Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

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Iraqi police questioned after 21 prisoners escape jail

Iraqi police were questioned after 21 prisoners escaped jail.

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UN ‘disturbed’ by Bahrain's 'disproportionate force' on jail sit-in

Bahrain's special forces reportedly used stun grenades and beat detainees in the country's main prison.

Wife of detained Australian pleads for foreign ministry help

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Wife of detained Australian pleads for foreign ministry help

Robert Pether’s wife says he was detained as ‘leverage" amid a dispute with Iraq's central bank

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'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic's appeal verdict set for June

Mladic was sentenced to life in prison over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

What's fuelling anti-France protests in Pakistan?

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What's fuelling anti-France protests in Pakistan?

In-depth: The hardline Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan movement has played a key role in fomenting nationwide protests, with Imran Khan's government ...

Iran wants freedom for jailed nationals amid nuclear talks

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Iran wants freedom for jailed nationals amid nuclear talks

Cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei did not offer details on how many Iranians are held in the US, only that their number is 'bigger than that of ...

Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

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Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

Turkey is seeking better ties with Saudi Arabia after recent fall outs.

Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

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Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation gets suspended as the prosecutors try to stop any criticism of President Putin ahead of the ...

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UK PM Boris Johnson condemns reported new Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentence

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe previously considered suicide while in an Iranian prison, according to her husband.

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Turkey tries 108 Kurdish politicians over deadly 2014 protests

Thirty-seven died in protests against the Turkish army's inaction during an IS offensive in a majority-Kurdish Syrian town visible from the ...

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Two Iranians given death sentences for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'

Two Iranian men were handed death sentences on Thursday for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'.

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Kremlin aide says Putin-Biden summit possible in June

Russia is considering a meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in June.

Saudi Arabia to <em>jail</em> people who 'intentionally' spread coronavirus

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Saudi Arabia to jail people who 'intentionally' spread coronavirus

Expatriates found guilty of the crime will be deported and banned from entering Saudi Arabia again, the Public Prosecution said.

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Egypt to release hundreds of prisoners ‘including Brotherhood members’

Egyptian authorities will release 1,686 prisoners to mark Ramadan, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to ...

Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

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Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

A new poll gives Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi a lead in the polls, amid speculation that the election could be delayed due to Israeli ...

Algeria Sufism expert given <em>jail</em> sentence for 'offending Islam'

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Algeria Sufism expert given jail sentence for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian academic has been sentenced to three years in jail over after being found guilty of offending Islam.

Algeria whistle-blower jailed for a year

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Algeria whistle-blower jailed for a year

Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

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