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Leyla Guven

Court orders release of hunger striking Turkish lawmaker

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill as a result of her 11-week hunger strike.
Protesters flash the V-sign for “victory” during a rally in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, south-eastern Turkey, on January 19 , 2019, in support of a jailed lawmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. Leyla Guven, a pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker, launched a hunger strike on November 8 in the Diyarbakir prison where she is being held to pressure the Turkish government into allowing lawyers and family members to visit jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader, Abdullah Ocalan. Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP

Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Thousands demonstrated Saturday in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast to support a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November.
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Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed

A Palestinian man who received a life sentence for selling property in occupied territory to Israelis is set to be released to the United States, Israeli media reported.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2017 Italian ultra-leftist militant Cesare Battisti poses for a picture during an interview with AFP in Cananeia, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, has been detained in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil, a senior aide to Brazil’s new president said on January 13, 2019.Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP

Italian ex-militant Cesare Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was arrested in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil’s new president said Sunday.
Patrick Nogueira

Man gets life sentence for killing cousins, dismembering parents

A young Brazilian man who murdered two cousins aged one and three and dismembered their parents was handed a rare life sentence in Spain on Thursday.

Tanzania forms surveillance squad to identify gays on social media and arrest them

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly formed a surveillance squad whose job will be to identify gays on social media and arrest them.

19 sentenced to death in Bangladesh over grenade attack on premier

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced 19 people to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the current prime minister, although a top opposition leader escaped with a life sentence.
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman

Court jails extremist 30 years over plot to behead British premier

A British man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group was on Friday sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in jail for plotting to behead Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack.
Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader

DRC rebel Bosco Ntaganda on trial at ICC denies involvement in atrocities

A rebel militia leader known as "The Terminator" denied involvement in atrocities in Democratic Republic of the Congo as his three-year trial at the International Criminal Court ended Thursday and judges began considering their verdicts.

Paedophile sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping 7-year-old pupil

Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, Lagos, has described Adelaja Olaide, a 48-year-old convicted paedophile, as an “animal”, while sentencing him to 60 years in prison for raping a seven-year-old primary two pupil.

Democracy Day: Governor Lalong reduces jail terms of 2 prisoners

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has reduced the jail terms of two prisoners, one from life sentence to 21 years and the other from 10 years to two years.

Appeal court upturns 2013 life sentence passed on 35-year-old man

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday overturned the life sentence passed by an FCT High Court on 35-year-old David Odey in 2013.

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie for “planning violent attacks”, judicial officials and his lawyer said.

Video of two-year-old child allegedly raped in Lagos school played in court

A video of a two year old pupil of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos portraying her alleged serial defilement by the school’s supervisor was played yesterday at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.

Vietnam oil exec gets second life sentence for graft

A Vietnamese former oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life Monday for embezzlement, state media reported, his second life sentence tied to a corruption crackdown in the communist country.

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