Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, already in prison, pleads guilty to new charge – National

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was among four people who pleaded guilty on Friday of participating in an illegal assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. It was the first time the vigil had been banned in the global financial hub, […]

Bernie Madoff dies in prison at age 82 – National

By Michael Balsamo The Associated Press Posted April 14, 2021 9:37 am     Updated April 14, 2021 9:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty […]

Over 1,800 inmates escape after armed militia attacks Nigerian prison – National

Militants armed with machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades launched a series of co-ordinated attacks overnight in southeastern Nigeria, targeting a prison where more than 1,800 inmates then managed to escape, authorities said Monday. The attacks began around 2 a.m. in the town of Owerri in Imo state and lasted for about two hours, according to […]

Alexei Navalny goes on hunger strike in Russian prison over medical care – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has started a prison hunger strike to protest officials’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted Wednesday on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison authorities’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to visit him […]

Families claim bodies of inmates as Ecuador prison riot toll climbs

The body count from simultaneous riots at four prisons in Ecuador rose to 79 Wednesday as family members arrived to claim the remains of loved ones killed in hours of full-out gang warfare that left inmates decapitated and burnt. The extent of the violence, described as an “unprecedented massacre” by Ecuador’s human rights ombudsman, exposed […]

Man arrested for carjacking 20 minutes after his release from jail – National

Marcus Goodman was out of jail for less than 20 minutes before he did a bad thing on Saturday, according to police in Spokane, Wash. Goodman, 31, spent the night behind bars after allegedly carjacking a teenager’s vehicle within minutes of his release from jail, the Spokane Police Department said in a statement. Goodman […]

Biden aides launch review into closing Guantanamo prison, long a source of discord

The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the future of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era goal of closing the controversial facility, a White House official said on Friday. Aides involved in internal discussions are considering an executive action to be signed by President Joe Biden in […]

Alexei Navalny due back in court on slander charge days after prison sentence – National

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due back in court on Friday for a slander trial despite Western calls for his release and on the same day as the European Union’s top diplomat is in Moscow for talks with Russia’s foreign minister. Navalny, President Vladmir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed this week for […]

Russia sentences Navalny to 3.5 years in prison, drawing international condemnation – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to to three and a half years in jail on Tuesday after a court found he had violated the terms of a suspended 2014 conviction, drawing an outpouring of international outcry. Navalny’s lawyers told Reuters he is planning to appeal his sentencing, adding that his prison term […]

South Korea top court upholds 20-year prison sentence for former president Park – National

South Korea’s top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year prison sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon. Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out […]