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LOS ANGELES - OCT 15:  Oscar Pistorius arrives at the "Alex Cros

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

South African athlete found guilty for killing girlfriend last year

October 21, 2014 4:12
 
HOSNI MUBARAK

Egypt’s Mubarak sent back to prison from hospital

Mubarak, sentenced to life in prison over the killing of protesters in the uprising that ended his rule, was shifted from the medical wing of Tora prison to a military hospital last month following reports of a deterioration in his health.

July 17, 2012 11:08
 

Bahrain jails bodybuilding champion, other sportsmen

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced three sportsmen to one year in prison for taking part in pro-democracy protests that the Gulf Arab state crushed earlier this year, a lawyer said.

December 4, 2011 1:45
 

UAE pardons activists sentences for insulting leaders

The UAE president has pardoned five activists on Monday (Nov 28) who were convicted a day earlier for insulting leaders of the UAE and who had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a relative of one of the five said, according to a Reuters report.

November 28, 2011 2:23
 

UAE activists sentenced to jail

Five political activists convicted on Sunday of insulting the leaders of the United Arab Emirates were sentenced to between two and three years in jail.

November 27, 2011 1:38
 

UAE sentences internet pirate to imprisonment

A Dubai-based internet pirate, who also sells pirated Xbox 360 consoles, is appealing the three-month sentence, following recent arrest.

November 24, 2011 3:05
 

Oh, the inhumanity!

UAE prisoners staged a 2-hour riot complaining of a recent ban on delivery of takeout food and cigarettes for inmates. Oh, and there for being forced to drink tap water too.

October 25, 2011 5:20
 
Fancy a pizza history?

Fancy a pizza history?

For sale: One deserted island. Peaceful, secluded, excellent fishing, no neighbors. Maybe a few feral cats, but this is more than compensated by the better-than-average 18th century prison facilities.

July 6, 2010 4:37
 
Don’t drop the f-bomb

Don’t drop the f-bomb

An Australian man faces three years in prison for using the f-word.

October 26, 2009 10:47
 
What freedom of speech?

What freedom of speech?

While the new law prohibits the UAE’s courts from imprisoning journalists for doing their jobs, it allows imposing of hefty fines for “publishing information that damages the country’s reputation.”

January 21, 2009 3:48