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Assailants open fire inside sessions court in Hyderabad, injure suspect

HYDERABAD: Two assailants opened fire at a sessions court in Hyderabad on Thursday, despite the presence of police officials and walk-through gates. According to details, the assailants opened fire on a suspect in a murder case named Moharram Jamali. As soon as Jamali walked out of the court’s vicinity, the assailants broke into the premises…

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British woman jailed in Iran to appear in court on Dec 10

LONDON: The British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran for alleged sedition will appear in court on December 10 charged with spreading propaganda, her husband said Thursday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) — the media organisation’s philanthropic arm — was told about the court date by the country’s…

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Sicilian Mafia boss Riina ‘the Beast’ dies of natural causes

MILAN: Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said, reported Reuters. Riina, who turned 87 on Thursday, died in the prison ward of a hospital in Parma, the northern Italy…

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‘Imran Khan to go to jail’

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Industries Manzoor Hussain Wassan, who is known for making political predictions, said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan would go to jail. Speaking to media here on Tuesday, Wassan said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif or Maryam Nawaz might become the next prime minister. “Nawaz Sharif will return to the country,”…

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Spanish ruling party threatens to jail Catalan leader if he declares independence

NEWS DESK: Spain’s ruling Partido Popular party has issued its most severe warnings to date to Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont over the consequences of tomorrow’s widely predicted declaration of independence, with a PP spokesman saying he could end up like the historic Catalan leader Lluís Companys – in jail, reported The Independent. “Anybody that declares…

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Ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in jail

Bangkok, Thailand: Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence. Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, fled the country last month after being charged over her government’s failed rice policy. “The court found that the defendant is guilty as…

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Video: Former NBP chief sent to jail on remand

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday produced former National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) president Syed Ali Raza in Accountability Court in a case of Rs.18 billion corruption. He was later sent to jail on four-day judicial remand. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against the former NBP chief and other officials…

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Black people in UK more likely to be in prison than those in US, report finds

NEWS DESK: Black people in the UK are proportionally more likely to be in prison than those in the US, an independent study on the treatment of BAME people in the criminal justice system has found, reported The Independent. The review, conducted by Labour MP David Lammy for the Ministry of Justice, found that black…

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Only a miracle can save PM from jail and disqualification: PTI lawyer

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s lawyer in Panama Papers case, Fawad Chaudhry, has asserted that only a miracle can save Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 14-year jail sentence and 10-year disqualification’ over alleged corruption and money-laundering. Watch his views…

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Former Brazil leader Lula sentenced to jail for graft

BRASILIA: Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted and sentenced on Wednesday to nine and a half years in prison for corruption and money laundering.

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Scorpions released into my cell, claims Jamshed Dasti

Awami Raj Party MNA Jamshed Ahmed Dasti, who is in police custody for last three weeks, has claimed that he is being tortured and starved by police in Multan Central Jail. Dasti accused that he had been severely beaten by police and deprived of food for many days, adding that rats and scorpions were released…

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No place for Saleem Shahzad even in jail

One of founding leaders of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Saleem Shahzad is left alone in Pakistan to the effect that he could not get room even in jail. The jail officials got upset over the situation. What happened when he entered the jail? Watch video report.

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At least 33 killed in new explosion of Brazil prison violence

BOA VISTA: Brazil was hit Friday by its second eruption of grisly prison violence this week, as inmates beheaded and mutilated fellow prisoners at a northern jail, leaving at least 33 dead.

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Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

MANAUS, BRAZIL: The Brazilian government will relocate gang leaders to other federal penitentiaries after the country’s deadliest prison massacre in decades left 56 inmates dead in a scene of mutilated and burned bodies this week, officials said on Tuesday.

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Qismat Baig murder: Accused sent to jail on judicial remand

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday sent Rana Muzammil, allegedly involved in killing of stage actress Qismat Baig, to jail on a 14-day judicial  remand. Harbanspura police produced the accused before Judicial Magistrate Shaukat Ranjha on expiry of his previous four-day physical remand. The police submitted that it had completed interrogation from the accused and…

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Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar freed from jail

KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi and senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Waseem Akhtar has been freed from jail as he successfully overcomes last legal hurdle in way of his release, Samaa reported. MQM central leadership and a large number of party workers accorded warm welcome to the mayor upon his release outside the jail ….

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Faisal Raza Abidi sent to jail on judicial remand

KARACHI: Ex-Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, who was arrested during an early morning raid at his Karachi residence yesterday, has now been shifted to jail on judicial remand till Nov 19, Samaa reported Sunday. According to our correspondent, the ex-PPP stalwart was produced before District Magistrate Malir. The judge, accepting police request for Abidi’s judicial remand,…

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Imran Khan says PTI workers put in death cells, subjected to extreme torture

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday accused Islamabad and Punjab police of subjecting his supporters of extreme torture during their detention at Adiala Jail for five days. In a statement on Twitter, Khan said he met with 20 PTI youth who were arrested by the police as they came from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to join…

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Nat Geo’s famed Afghan girl Sharbat Gula gets 15-day jail, deportation

PESHAWAR: A local court in Peshawar ruled that Nat Geo’s famed Afghan girl, Sharbat Gula, be deported to Afghanistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence and paying a fine of Rs.110,000 for holding fake Pakistani documents. According to our correspondent, a special anti-corruption and immigration court issued orders after the lady confessed to holding fake…

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SC acquits murder convict after 19 years over lack of evidences

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday acquitted a murder convict over lack of evidences and asked how an innocent would be compensated over 19 years sentence in jail. The court observed that severe punishment should be awarded to the person who recorded false testimony. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed…

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Waseem Akhtar demands ‘B category’ in jail

MQM’s senior leader and nominee for the position of Karachi mayor, Waseem Akhter is in police custody and is under investigation for several charges. Watch this video on why is he not being provided ‘B class’ in the jail.

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