Allegations of ill-treatment of prisoners in Russian prisons are not new but Yevgeny Makarov's torture case has brought them to limelight again.
The cousin of Ukrainian prisoner Oleg Sentsov claims he is in “catastrophic” condition, while Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service denies these claims.
It's after they briefly entered the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. They were found guilty of "seriously violating the rules of spectator behaviour".
Lebanese tourist, Mona el-Mazbouh, has been jailed for eight years in Egypt for posting a Facebook video in which she was critical of the country.
Iñaki Urdangarin was sentenced to five years and ten months on charges that included tax fraud and embezzlement
The convicted men left the migrants to suffocate inside a truck they abandoned at the side of a motorway in Austria
Lula da Silva's lawyers argued that he should have been allowed to stay out of jail until all appeals were heard
Brazil's top court has narrowly decided that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not have to go to prison on a corruption conviction until he exhausts all possible appeals.
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The man convicted of the 2016 New York bombings is handed two life sentences.
Four detainees have escaped from a Berlin jail.
The city's justice ministry said that the men escaped via a car workshop on the grounds of the Ploetzensee prison
Speaker of the Catalonian Parliament, Carme Forcadell, was bailed by the Spanish Supreme Court after a marathon hearing. Carlos Marlasca reports on the reactions, for Euronews.
Ollanta Humala, President of Peru until 2016, has been jailed along with his wife amidst concerns that they might flee the country ahead of their trial on money laundering charges.
Former New England Patriot player Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, has been found hanged in his cell.
A Brazilian court has sentenced the former speaker of the country's lower house, Eduardo Cunha to more than 15 years in prison for corruption.
Overthrown Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed after six years in detention under heavy guard, his lawyer has said.
The Norwegian state is trying to overturn a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him in isolation since he massacred 77 people in 2011.
Mass murderer Charles Manson is reportedly seriously ill in hospital.