Egypt’s top rights lawyer, Malek Adly arrested

A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer, who had raised a legal suit against the Egyptian president’s decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, has been arrested and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including attempts to overthrow the government. Malek Adly’s detention on Friday is… Read More Egypt’s top rights lawyer, Malek Adly arrested

Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10… Read More Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Ebonyi High Court sentences four to death by hanging for kidnapping, murder

Two people, identified as Onyemachi Oge and Okechukwu Oma were, on Friday, sentenced to death by hanging by a High court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State for kidnapping a medical doctor, Dr. Chuka Manyike in the state. The duo alongside Chukwuemeka Levi, Idris Oken, Edeke Desmond and Ijeoma Oge were accused of kidnapping Manyinke, a… Read More Ebonyi High Court sentences four to death by hanging for kidnapping, murder