A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced a rap star to a year in prison and a fine of 1,000 dirhams ($103) for insulting the police in a case that has prompted rights groups to voice alarm over freedom of expression in the North African kingdom.

ITAHARI, Dec 21: Local residents living nearby Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), Jhumka often stage protests venting their ire against the polluted water and waste released from the jail. Two weeks ago, locals had staged demonstrations urging the concerned authorities for proper management of garbage and sewage.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The International Relations and Labor Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday directed the government to rescue all Nepali migrant workers who are serving jail terms in Saudi Arabia.

Gaushala, Aug 2. The Jaleshwor Prison, a common jailhouse for Mahottari and Dhanusha districts, has no toilet for its staff, it is revealed.