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Michael Spavor trial: China court sentences Canadian to 11 years for spying

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A Canadian entrepreneur who was arrested in China on spying claims just days after the arrest in Canada of a Huawei executive, has been found guilty and sentenced to 11 years in prison. The verdict in the case of Mich...

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

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Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or offer social or me...

Youth Justice Board chief hits out at plans to raise child custodial sentences

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The new head of the body that oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales has hit out at the government’s plans to increase the time spent by children behind bars. The controversial legislation will be brou...

Paralysed man uses ‘mindwriting’ brain computer to compose sentences

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A man who was paralysed from the neck down in an accident more than a decade ago has written sentences using a computer system that turns imagined handwriting into words. It is the first time scientists have created s...

ICC sentences Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leader to 25 years

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The international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment. Th...

Iran sentences Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to further one-year jail term

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An Iranian revolutionary court has sentenced the British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to a one-year jail term and banned her from leaving the country for a year, her lawyer has said. “Nazanin Zaghari w...

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are handed suspended sentences – video

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A group of high-profile activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending 'unauthorised assemblies'.In the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-de...

US court sentences Honduran president’s brother to life in drug case

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Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Hernández was sentenced in Manhattan federal court and ordered to forfeit $138mThe brother of the Honduras president, Juan Orlando Hernández, has been sentenced by a US court to life in prison afte...