August 16: A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty in four corruption cases, a source with knowledge of the proceedings said.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Days after the Supreme Court overturned its own decision to reduce his prison term, police have arrested former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Armed Police Force (APF) Ranjan Koirala.
CHITWAN, Feb 19: On the occasion of Democracy Day, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari commuted the sentences of 501 prisoners across the country and granted amnesty to 12 others at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has submitted a written reply to the Supreme Court in the case of Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, a French national convicted of a notorious crime. Sobhraj filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on December 22 demanding that the government ‘provide relief to senior citizens’.
SURKHET, July 1: Three persons from Surkhet have been jailed for sexually abusing two Raute women. Surkhet District Court Judge Dil Prakash Sapkota ordered police to remand Chauman Gharti, Bhupendra Budha and Man Bahadur Pun alias Milan of Gurbhakot-9 in Surkhet for trial.
SHENZHEN, Dec 30: A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally crossing the border, in a case that has drawn international attention and concern over the defendants’ treatment.
LONDON, July 31: Three British teenagers were sentenced to a combined 42 years in jail by a judge on Friday for killing a policeman who was dragged behind a car for more than a mile, in a case that shocked the country.
Lawyers for former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted last month of rape and sexual assault, have asked a New York court to take into consideration his health and age and sentence him to prison for five years.
A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to keep businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala in jail, despite a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) call for his release, as his trial over his involvement in 2013 protests continued.
SYDNEY, June 6: Australian journalists could face jail for holding classified information, authorities and lawmakers said on Thursday, as police appeared to broaden the scope of their investigation after raids on two media organizations.
SAO PAULO, May 28: At least 40 prisoners in Brazil were found strangled to death on Monday in four jails in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, where a fight between rival prison gangs resulted in 15 dead the day before, authorities said.
ACARIGUA, May 25: Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.
DHADING, May 23: A committee has been formed to investigate into the unlawful activities being conducted in Dhading District Jail. A meeting of the officials of the District Administration Office in Dhading Besi on Wednesday formed a three-member investigative team under the coordination of Assistant Chief District Officer Arjun Kumar Sharma Guragain.
BEJHAD, May 18: Man Bahadur Nepali, a resident of Rampur municipality-5, has been languishing in a jail in Malaysia since the past two years. He had gone to Malaysia for employment three years ago. Nepali was jailed one year after he was in Malaysia.
HUMLA, April 7: A library has been established at the district prison. The library was established by the 'Book for Prison campaign' sub-committee. As per the directive of the Prison Management Department, the 'Book for Karnali State prisons campaign' main committee was established chaired by head of Karnali Police Mahesh Bikram Shaha.
HUMLA, April 7: A library with 238 books was established at Humla Jail by the Book Campaign Sub Committee (BCSC) on Saturday. Chief District Officer Dholak Raj Dhakal informed Republica that the library was established with the aim of promoting positive thinking and educating the inmates. The 'Book Campaign' organized by the Community-Police Partnership Program, established the library in Humla after three months since its initiation. A library each was established in the jails of each district of Karnali on Saturday.
CAIRO, March 31: An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 30 defendants up to 25 years in prisons over terrorist charges and affiliation with the Islamic State (IS) militant group, official MENA news agency reported.
MELBOURNE, March 13: Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday by an Australian court for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s, and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
CHICAGO, Feb 26: R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls.
DHANGADHI, Jan 4: Locals of Tikapur have expressed deep dissatisfaction after lawmaker-elect of Kailali constituency-1 Resham Chaudhary, who is also the main accused in the Tikapur carnage, was sworn in as a member of parliament on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Resham Chaudhary, who is in judicial custody on the charge of masterminding the 2015 Tikapur massacre, has been administered oath of office and secrecy as Member of Parliament on Thursday, more than a year after his election. Seven policemen including an SSP and a toddler were killed by Tharu protestors in Tikapur of Kailali in August 2015.
PORTO ALEGRE, July 9: The president of the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), Thompson Flores, has decided to keep Lula in prison. In an apparent turn in events judge Thompson Flores rules that the case returns to judge Gebran and that therefore its decision to maintain Lula in prison remains valid.
WASHINGTON, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.
SURKHET, May 10: Six years ago, a few Christians from Anugraha Church at Birendranagar Municipality-1 reached the District Prison Surkhet to extend their helping hands . Though they had gone there for providing some food to the prisoners, they have since used the prison as a center for promoting Christianity. They have been successful in doing so and have added hundreds of followers.
JODHPUR, April 25: A Jodhpur court on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram of raping a minor girl, dashing the hopes of thousands of followers who claim he is innocent. The special court also convicted two others in the 2013 case amid watertight security, letting off two of his alleged accomplices.
New Delhi, April 5: Actor Salman Khan was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail and fined IRs 10, 000 after a Jodhpur court convicted him for the killing of two blackbucks in the two-decade-old poaching case.
BANEPA, March 5: Inmates at the Kavre District Jail have raised voice against utter high handedness of some of the 'leader' inmates. For internal management of jail, jailer appoints leader and assistant leaders from among the inmates. These leaders then pick few others for assisting them, eventually forming a group. According to the inmates, the entire group has been hard on other inmates.
BUTWAL, March 2: When persons who have committed crimes get out of jail, many expect them to develop a feeling of regret and strive to live in a better way. However, instead of repenting, many such people have been found to have returned to criminal ways.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Special Court slapped a seven-year jail term on former chief executive officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Subash Niraula on Thursday, for embezzlement at the country's tourism promotional body through the submission of fake bills.