Friday, 18 October 2019

Tag Archives: JAILED

Myanmar filmmaker jailed for one year after criticising military

YANGON: A Myanmar filmmaker was sentenced to a year in prison on Thursday for criticising the military, as free expression advocates warned of “grave threats” to those who challenge the powerful armed forces. Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, an activist and founder of human rights film festivals, was detained in ...

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Venezuela top court releases jailed judge and journalist

CARACAS: Venezuelan courts released judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni nine years after her arrest and journalist Braulio Jatar, the country’s top court said in separate posts on Twitter, without offering further details. Afiuni, writing on Twitter around mid-day on Friday, confirmed her release, saying she would post a message when she ...

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Jailed daughter of late Uzbek leader returns $1.2 bn to state

TASHKENT: The jailed daughter of Uzbekistan’s former leader has begged his successor to release her after claiming she gave more than $1.0 billion to the state, while an anti-fraud ruling in her former home of Switzerland deepened her troubles. Gulnara Karimova, the 46-year-old daughter of the late strongman Islam Karimov, ...

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Dangerous Driver jailed for Crashing into Nursing Student’s Car

LONDON: Dangerous driver Adeel Khalid, aged 21, of Rochdale, was jailed for two years after he crashed into a nursing student’s car. The collision on the A34 in Newcastle left the young woman with life-changing injuries. Khalid was driving 31mph over the speed limit half a second before his Vauxhall ...

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Six men jailed over Indian child rape

NEW DELHI: Three men have been jailed for life for the rape, torture and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-administered Kashmir. Three police officers were found guilty of destroying evidence and sentenced to five years in prison. The victim, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found ...

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Indian man jailed for stalking woman in UK

LONDON: An Indian man who stalked a woman over a period of 18 months after she attended to him just once in a shop in London has been jailed for 29 months. Rohit Sharma was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court in London on Wednesday after pleading guilty to stalking, harassment ...

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Leicester: Indian-origin man jailed for burqa-clad robbery

LONDON: An Indian-origin robber who dressed up in a burqa to steal from a jewellery store while threatening a shop worker with a knife in the city of Leicester has been jailed for over four years behind bars. Imtiaz Patel, 42, had pleaded guilty to the knife-point robbery and possession ...

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MP jailed after lying about speeding

LONDON: The MP for Peterborough was found guilty on 19 December of perverting the course of justice after lying to police in an attempt to avoid a fine and three points on her driving licence. Fiona Onasanya, a 35-year-old solicitor, was accused of colluding with her brother Festus after her ...

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