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Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on 'terrorism' charges

A court in Vietnam sentenced a 70-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man on Monday to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of ‘terrorism’, a lawyer who attended the trial told Reuters.

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old actor to three-and-a-half years in prison for violence against police at an opposition protest even though he claimed he was simply a bystander.

Indonesia court jails British woman for slapping immigration officer

Indonesia court jails British woman for slapping immigration officer

An Indonesian court on Wednesday jailed a British woman for six months for slapping an immigration officer in the face on the island of Bali after an argument over a fine ...

Egypt jails more Al Jazeera staff

Egypt jails more Al Jazeera staff

An Egyptian criminal court convicted 26 people on Thursday for 'joining an illegal group', namely for working with Al Jazeera and other television stations it deemed anti-government.

UK prison officers end walk-out protest at violence levels

UK prison officers end walk-out protest at violence levels

Thousands of employees of British prisons agreed to return to work after walking out on Friday in protest at safety issues.

Court jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader for life: sources

Court jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader for life: sources

The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and other leaders of the banned group were sentenced to life in prison on Sunday, judicial sources said, on charges of incitement to murder and violence ...

Iran jails 16 women for joining IS in Syria: prosecutor

Iran jails 16 women for joining IS in Syria: prosecutor

Sixteen women who went to Syria to join Islamic State have been jailed in Iran, a Tehran prosecutor said on Sunday.

Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia Monday after pleading guilty to breaking a law against ‘fake news’, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation.

Indonesia jails bus terminal bombing mastermind for nine years

Indonesia jails bus terminal bombing mastermind for nine years

An Indonesian court on Monday jailed the mastermind behind last year's Islamic State-linked suicide bombings at a Jakarta bus terminal for nine years.

China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

A court in southern China has sentenced 36 people to prison terms of up to 25 years for gang crimes including homicide, assault and setting up illegal casinos, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Singapore jails unruly, drunk Australian for six months

Singapore jails unruly, drunk Australian for six months

A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced an Australian man to 6-1/2 months in jail for assaulting airport police officers and other offences during a two-week drunken binge.

Indonesia jails man who grew marijuana to treat cancer-stricken wife

Indonesia jails man who grew marijuana to treat cancer-stricken wife

An Indonesian court on Borneo island on Wednesday jailed a man for eight months after he grew medicinal marijuana to help ease the pain being suffered by his cancer-stricken wife ...