Tag Archives: Jails

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 Central Jail, Kot Lakhpat and the District Camp

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