Sentences of ‘extremist’ group that planned armed takeover of Russia slashed weeks after Putin intervenes on human rights grounds

Four men at the center of a plot to overthrow the Russian government by force have had their sentences reduced by a Moscow court on Tuesday. All but one are currently serving a long term in a penal colony for their involvement. … Read More >Sentences of ‘extremist’ group that planned armed takeover of Russia slashed weeks after Putin intervenes on human rights grounds

‘The government was trying to kill him anyway’: Epstein’s fellow inmates claim he was suicidal due to abuse & threats, report says

While in jail, sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was harassed and extorted by other prisoners and abused by guards, which may have led him to end his own life there, a new report claims, citing accounts by his fellow inmates. … Read More >‘The government was trying to kill him anyway’: Epstein’s fellow inmates claim he was suicidal due to abuse & threats, report says

Human rights activists slam Israel for ‘politically motivated’ decision to postpone vaccination of Palestinian prisoners

The order by Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana to withhold Covid-19 vaccines from Palestinian prisoners was discriminatory and contradicted the guidelines of the country’s own Health Ministry, human rights groups say. … Read More >Human rights activists slam Israel for ‘politically motivated’ decision to postpone vaccination of Palestinian prisoners

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years, local media report

Loujain al-Hathloul, a renowned Saudi advocate of women’s rights, has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison, local media have reported. However, an early release is also reportedly possible for her in February. … Read More >Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years, local media report

xiled Turkish journalist, whose paper reported on arms sent to Syria, gets 27-year jail term for espionage and aid to terrorism

A Turkish journalist, whose newspaper reported on an alleged 2014 Turkish intelligence operation to supply arms to anti-government fighters in Syria, was sentenced in absentia to over 27 years in jail. … Read More >xiled Turkish journalist, whose paper reported on arms sent to Syria, gets 27-year jail term for espionage and aid to terrorism