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Turkish pop star jailed after a joke about religious schools in Turkey
Middle East

Turkish pop star jailed after a joke about religious schools in Turkey

Istanbul (CNN) – Turkish pop star Gulsen Colakoglu has been jailed pending trial on charges of “inciting or insulting the…
Saudi activist sentenced to 34 years in prison for Twitter activity
Middle East

Saudi activist sentenced to 34 years in prison for Twitter activity

(CNN) – Saudi women’s rights campaigner Salma al-Shehab was sentenced to 34 years in prison on Monday for her activity…
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison
World

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison…
South African court orders ex-president to jail for contempt
World

South African court orders ex-president to jail for contempt

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to…
Algerian scholar handed 3-year jail term for “offending Islam”
Middle East

Algerian scholar handed 3-year jail term for “offending Islam”

Said Djabelkhir, an academic who analyses Sufi Islam and is widely followed for his social media posts, left an Algiers…
Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist after four years in detention
Egypt

Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist after four years in detention

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities on Saturday released a journalist working for Qatar’s Al Jazeera television network who was held…
Moscow’s jails overwhelmed with detained Navalny protesters
World

Moscow’s jails overwhelmed with detained Navalny protesters

MOSCOW (AP) — The video, shot by a man detained in a Moscow protest, shows a group of people jammed…
Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years
Middle East

Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists was sentenced Monday to nearly…
Cairo court renews Fotouh’s detention for 45 more days once again
Egypt

Cairo court renews Fotouh’s detention for 45 more days once again

The Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday ordered former-presidential candidate, and head of the “Strong Egypt Party”, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh…
Former chief-of-staff for Egypt’s armed forces Sami Anan free after two-year-imprisonment
Egypt

Former chief-of-staff for Egypt’s armed forces Sami Anan free after two-year-imprisonment

Sami Anan, the former chief-of-staff of the Egyptian armed forces, has been released from detention after a nearly two-year arrest…
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