Tag: Jails

Over 250 Pakistanis without trial in jails of India and IHK

More than 250 Pakistanis are languishing in the jails of occupied Kashmir and India without facing any trial. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Supreme...

India’s top court ‘shocked’ by Pakistanis in jails

India’s Supreme Court expressed shock on Friday that more than 250 Pakistanis were being held in Indian jails without ever having faced trial, with...

Bangladesh jails 182 soldiers for 2009 mutiny

A Bangladesh court jailed 182 border guards on Monday for their role in a bloody 2009 military mutiny, bringing the total number of soldiers...

Special Aitekaf arrangements in Punjab jails

The Punjab Prisons Department has made immaculate arrangements for Muslim prisoners to observe Aitekaf within jail premises on the special directives of Punjab Chief...

KP govt bans treatment of inmates outside jails

Taking serious notice of two incidents of militants’ escape from police custody, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government banned on Monday the prisoners’ treatment outside the...

Lahore ADSJ visits jails

Lahore Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Muhammad Qasim along with Judicial Magistrate Khalid Saeed Wattoo on Saturday paid a monthly visit to the...

Turkey jails 14 over alleged anti-US attack plan

A Turkish court has jailed 14 people pending trial on charges of al Qaeda membership for allegedly planning an attack on the US...

Oman court jails 13 people after protests for jobs

An Omani court has jailed 13 protesters for up to five years in the industrial city of Sohar, site of demonstrations demanding better pay,...

Bangladesh military court jails 657 border guards

A Bangladesh military court sentenced 657 border guards upto seven years of imprisonment on Monday for their involvement in 2009 mutiny at its headquarters...

Bangladesh jails 657 mutineers

A Bangladesh military court jailed more than 650 border guards Monday for their role in a 2009 mutiny, bringing the total number of soldiers...

Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate cash

A Somali court has jailed six foreigners including three Britons and an American for illegally carrying millions of dollars into the country to pay...

Tajikistan jails 8 from outlawed Islamist group

DUSHANBE - Tajikistan has sentenced eight members of radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir to between six and 18 years in prison, accusing them of "anti-state activities," a court official said on Saturday.
"Among the accused are both rank-and-file members as well as one of the local regional leaders who received an 18-year sentence," a court official in the Central Asian country's capital Dushanbe told AFP. They have been convicted of "organising and participating in a criminal

Yemeni court jails 13 Somalis for piracy

ADEN - A court in Yemen's southeastern city of Mukalla sentenced 13 Somalis each to 12 years in jail on Saturday after convicting them of piracy, a judicial source said.
The men, whose trial had started in October last year, were found guilty of seizing two Yemeni boats in the Gulf of Aden to use as mother ships from which to launch attacks on merchant vessels.
Yemen's navy said in May it nabbed the 13 Somali pirates and liberated a fishing boat and its crew four days after

4,220 Pakistanis languishing in jails in Middle East

ISLAMABAD - Around 4,220 Pakistanis are languishing in the jails of the Middle East countries over different charges, the National Assembly was told on Friday.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Malik Amad Khan told the House that they crimes, the Pakistani inmates have been accused of, include murder, rape, theft, drug pushing, smuggling, forgery, embezzlement and overstaying the period of their visas in the host countries.
The minister speaking during the Question-Answer

Thai court jails 84 ‘Yellow Shirt’ protesters

BANGKOK - A Thai court Thursday jailed 84 supporters of the "Yellow Shirt" royalist movement for storming a television station in 2008 in protest at a government allied with former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
They were handed prison sentences of between six months and two-and-a-half years by Bangkok's Criminal Court, mostly for illegal assembly and trespassing. The August 2008 incident at the National Broadcasting Service of Thailand state television station was one in series

DMX in jail’s mental health centre

Rapper DMX has been transferred to a mental health unit at the prison where he is currently serving a 12-month sentence for probation violation. The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was busted by cops at an Arizona club in November after slipping up in his sobriety battle by using cocaine and consuming alcohol during a gig. He was also accused of driving on a suspended license and failing to check in with his probation officer. DMX initially denied the allegations, but later