A Kremlin critic was transferred to a Siberian prison and placed in a 'punishment cell,' lawyer says

An imprisoned Russian opposition figure has been transferred to a maximum security prison in Siberia and was placed in a tiny “punishment cell.”

A court in China sentences a famed Uyghur scholar to life in prison, foundation says

A human rights foundation says a prominent Uyghur scholar specializing in the study of her people’s folklore and traditions has been sentenced to life in prison in China

Indonesia imprisons a woman for saying a Muslim prayer before eating pork in a TikTok video

A court in Indonesia has convicted a woman of inciting religious hatred and sentenced her to two years in prison for saying a Muslim prayer and then eating pork in a TikTok video

A British ex-soldier pleads not guilty to escaping from a London prison

A former soldier who allegedly snuck out of a London prison by strapping himself under a food delivery truck has pleaded not guilty to escaping custody

Venezuela sends 11,000 troops to retake gang-run prison with pool, disco, zoo

Venezuela said Wednesday it had seized control of a prison from the hands of a powerful gang with international reach, in a major operation involving 11,000 members of its security forces.

Jimmy Lai's son fears Hong Kong media mogul may die in detention while awaiting trial

The son of jailed Hong Kong media mogul and prominent pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai says he doesn't want to see his father die in detention, as his lawyers raised the prospect that his long-delayed trial may be pushed back indefinitely

Thai king's estranged son urges open discussion of monarchy, in rejection of anti-defamation law

An estranged son of Thailand’s king who has spent almost all his adult life away from his homeland has unexpectedly gone public with his belief that open discussions about the country's monarchy should be allowed, in a rejection of a harsh...

Israeli military sentences commander to 10 days in prison over shooting of Palestinian motorist

Israel has sentenced a military commander in the occupied West Bank to 10 days in prison after an investigation into his shooting last week of a Palestinian motorist who was found to be innocent

Fatah gives deadline for handover of general's killers amid fragile truce in Lebanon refugee camp

A top official with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah group says Palestinian and Lebanese officials have given militant Islamic groups in Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp until the end of the month to hand over the...

European Union home affairs chief appeals for release of Swedish EU employee held in Iranian prison

The European Union's home affairs commissioner is calling for the release of a Swedish employee of the EU’s diplomatic corps who spent a second birthday in an infamous Iranian prison

Watch: Moment Daniel Khalife is arrested after four-day manhunt

Terror suspect was arrested on a canal towpath in west London on Saturday after being pulled off a bike by a plain clothes police officer

Terror suspect Daniel Khalife charged with escaping custody

Former soldier is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday

Family of Daniel Khalife tell terror suspect to turn himself in

A relative of the prison escapee also blamed the British Army for the turn of events

British police search for escaped terrorism suspect

British police scoured a huge London park on Friday for an ex-soldier who escaped from prison while awaiting trial on terrorism charges.

Russian man with Kremlin ties gets 9 years in US prison for hacking and insider trading scheme

A federal judge in Boston has sentenced a wealthy Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin to nine years in prison for his role in a nearly $100 million insider trading scheme that relied on stolen company earnings information hacked through...

Russian businessman convicted in insider trading scheme that used hacked company information gets 9 years in US prison

Russian businessman convicted in insider trading scheme that used hacked company information gets 9 years in US prison

2 top officials of Tunisia's moderate Islamist party arrested while its leader languishes in jail

Tunisian officials have detained a former prime minister for questioning then freed him hours later

Bolivia's opposition leader undergoes medical tests as his pre-trial detention drags on for months

The governor of Bolivia’s most populous and richest region has been allowed to briefly leave his high-security prison cell for medical tests, highlighting how the politician widely considered the country’s opposition leader has been...

Escaped terror suspect may be trying to flee country

Daniel Abed Khalife, who was due to stand trial on spying charges, escaped from HMP Wandsworth by clinging to underside of truck

Notorious French gangster Rédoine Faïd stands trial for helicopter prison break

Infamous French criminal Rédoine Faïd appears in court on Tuesday to be tried for an audacious prison break in 2018, during which he escaped by helicopter.

Russia arrests mathematician on terrorism charges minutes after his release from prison

Authorities in Russia have arrested a mathematician on terrorism charges after he completed a prison sentence