MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.
KATHMANDU, March 18: Prisoners around the world have been forgotten during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Amnesty International, as prisons have faced systemic challenges to prevent the spread of the virus, with control measures leading to serious human rights violations. The organization is calling for the millions of people languishing in overcrowded cells to be included in national vaccination roll-outs.
ANTWERP, BELGIUM, Feb 4: An Iranian diplomat accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in the first trial of an Iranian official for suspected terrorism in the European Union since Iran’s 1979 revolution.
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union.
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Shambhu Bharati, who was serving a jail term at Dilli Bazaar Jail for embezzling millions of rupees while procuring logistics for Nepali peacekeepers in Sudan, has been released from the jail on Sunday before completing his term. Although he had been given a yearlong prison term, he remained in prison for just four months.
Actress Felicity Huffman was released Friday morning from a federal prison in California two days before the end of a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, authorities said.
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30: A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails.
Iranian metal guerrillas Confess have been sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran. For the crime of playing metal, frontman Nikan Khosravi has also been sentenced to 74 lashes.
DOTI, June 22: The leaking roof of the district prison has forced inmates to live under plastic sheets. The start of the monsoon has become a matter of concern for the 47 inmates in the prison that has a capacity for only half of them. The prison was meant to house only 25 inmates.
Oxygen Media has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kim Kardashian West’s efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused. It’s a move by the network to expand its true-crime programming. The project has the working title, “Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project.” It comes after her disclosure that she’s studying to be a lawyer.
YANGON, May 7: Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.
BIRGUNJ, April 10: Some former inmates of the Birgunj Prison have made a shocking revelation about how the torture and violence by guards inside the jail compelled one of their friends to attempt suicide.
NEW YORK, Feb 13: The world’s most infamous cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a U.S. court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colorful, decades-long career.
PARBAT, Jan 29: The district prison is compelled to accommodate a higher number of inmates than its bearing capacity. Around four times more inmates have languished in the e class prison. Though the prison has an original capacity for accommodating 15 male and 10 female, it is now managing 102 inmates.
BEIJING, Jan 28: Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the legal profession.
NORRISTOWN, Sept 25: Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars.
WASHINGTON, Sept 8: George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday after he told a judge he was “deeply embarrassed and ashamed” for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian intermediaries.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: More than Rs 1.5 million collected to save the life of a Nepali migrant Dil Bahadur Ghatri Magar, who is languishing in a Saudi Arabia prison, has been handed to the main committee of 'Save Life of Dil Bahadur Campaign-2075' amid a program in the Capital.
Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said.
TOKYO April 6: Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, who was impeached last year amid a sensational corruption scandal, was found guilty Friday of charges including bribery, coercion and abuse of power. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison, tantamount to a life sentence for the 66-year-old.
MAHENDRANAGAR, March 5: The District Prison of Kanchapur, which lies in the district headquarters Mahendranagar, is currently holding more than double the number of inmates than its capacity. This has compelled the prisoners to spend their jail term in pathetic living condition.
DUBAI, Feb 21: A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial.
The Chilean admitted to evading payments totaling €983,443 (£874,810) in 2012 and 2013 while he was playing for Barcelona. Sanchez appeared in court via video link in January and pleaded guilty to concealing part of what he earned from image rights during his time at Camp Nou. The 29-year-old has now been given a 16-month prison suspended sentence, which means he will not serve any time in jail.
AP, Jan 13: Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state’s corrections department announced Friday.
NEW DELHI, Jan 6: Former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and fined Rs 10 lakh on Saturday by a special CBI court in the second fodder scam case+ in which he was found guilty.
JUMLA, Jan 2: Jumla prison which is considered an exemplary prison in Province 6 is dealing with an acute shortage of drinking water. As a result the inmates, security personnel and officials of the prison are compelled to rely on the contaminated water of the Tila River. As a result, they are suffering from water-borne diseases.
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 27: South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges.
MAHOTTARI, Dec 5: Poverty destroys happiness, laments Ramratan Sah, 71. Poverty always took a toll on his health and joy since childhood; however, it was not as severe as it is nowadays. Sah's 51-year-old son is in Saudi Arabia's prison. Lack of money to meet expenses at home as well as to save his son's life has taken away his peace of mind.
JAJARKOT, Nov 27: Since 16 days, a one year child is at the District Police Office, Jajarkot with his mother. Bhawani Rana, who was arrested after being accused of killing her mother-in-law last year, was arrested by the police with her one year child.
MUMBAI, August 29: Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz, who is playing a queen in a royal family of Rajasthan in the upcoming film 'Baadshaho', says some sequences of the movie were shot in a real 'filthy' prison and that added to her performance.
NEW DELHI, August 28: Thousands of supporters of an Indian quasi-religious sect leader left his headquarters in northern India on Sunday as authorities relaxed a curfew a day ahead of his sentencing for rape.