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Former President Park files for suspension of prison sentence

Former President Park files for suspension of prison sentence

Former President Park Geun-hye, now serving jail time for abuse of power and corruption, filed for suspension of her sentence on Wednesday, saying her health has badly deteriorated due to the lengthy detention. Park’s petition for disimprisonment was filed with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office by her lawyer Yoo Young-ha, about two years after […]

“Save my brother from Myanmar prison”

“Save my brother from Myanmar prison”

ASAN, South Chungcheong Province ― Lee Sang-beom, 48, a Korean businessman and father of two children, was full of hope and optimism when he opened a medical device sales firm in Myanmar five years ago. In the country, dubbed “the last frontier in Asia,” Lee was excited to start a new chapter in his life. […]

Egyptian writer sentenced to 3 years in jail for ‘contempt of religion’

Egyptian writer sentenced to 3 years in jail for ‘contempt of religion’

Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot was sentenced three years in jail and a LE20,000 ($2550) fine, after being found guilty of contempt of religion and blasphemy, reported Al-Ahram. The misdemeanor court rejected an appeal by Naoot’s defence team against the sentence, upholding the sentence and the fine. While on Wednesday 30th March, Naoot said on her […]

Wife of Egyptian journalist protests his arrest in her wedding dress

Wife of Egyptian journalist protests his arrest in her wedding dress

On Wednesday 2nd March afternoon, Omniya Magdy, the wife of the jailed journalist Omar Abdel Maksoud donned her white wedding dress she never got to wear and joined the three-day sit-in at Egypt’s press syndicate, expressing her solidarity with jailed husband and imprisoned colleagues’ inside jail. The young bride was welcomed by journalists and activists at Egypt’s […]

[Indonesia Report] British couple feared to be imprisoned 20-years in Indonesia

[Indonesia Report] British couple feared to be imprisoned 20-years in Indonesia

Julian Ponder and Rachel Dougall, both are British nationality, are facing a 20-year imprisonment. Indonesian police arrested Ponder and Dougall on May 19. They were arrested in their villa in Tabanan, Bali, after another British woman, Lindsay June Sandiford, who was arrested earlier told police that she had handed over the 4,7 kilograms of cocaine to […]

Onduras Prison Fire, 350 Dead

Onduras Prison Fire, 350 Dead

A woman faints while police try to dissipate relatives of inmates at a prision located in the town of Comayagua in central Honduras, Feb. 15, 2012. At least 350 died and dozens more were injured after a fire swept through the prison Tuesday night. More than 1,000 grieving relatives of the inmates have gathered at […]

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