Tag: prison

Ex-Tunisian leader Moncef Marzouki handed four-year prison sentence for treason

December 23, 2021

A court in Tunisia sentenced former President Moncef Marzouki to four years in prison in absentia for working against the interests of the North African ... Read More

Tunisia sentences four youth to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking

November 24, 2021

The Tunis court of first instance sentenced Tuesday four young men to 20 years in prison for forming a drug trafficking network in the capital, ... Read More

Former South African President Jacob Zuma surrendered to authorities

July 8, 2021

The uncertainty hovered until the last minute: the former South African president Jacob Zuma, sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court, finally ... Read More

Egypt nabs renowned businessman for funding unlicensed excavation of antiquities

June 30, 2021

The Egyptian police arrested Tuesday businessman and ex-owner of Mehwar satellite channel Hassan Rateb on accusation of funding unlicensed excavation of antiquities, a crime amounting ... Read More

Algeria: BBC Correspondent Thrown in Prison for Espionage

July 6, 2017

Algerian Authorities have locked up journalist fixer Saïd Chitour over espionage after he was arrested early last month at Algiers airport on his way back ... Read More

Algeria: Another Hunger-Striking Human Rights Militant Evacuated from Prison to Hospital

January 20, 2017

Amazigh militant and human rights activist Kamal Eddine Fekhar was rushed from prison to a hospital in the city of Mina near the restive Algerian ... Read More

Tunisian Prisons are Overpopulated, Justice Minister

January 3, 2017

Tunisian Justice Minister Monday sounded the alarm over the “catastrophic” conditions of inmates in the country’s prisons. “Detention centers in Tunisia are extremely overpopulated,” Ghazi ... Read More

Mauritania: Court of appeal reduces anti-slavery activists’ prison sentences

November 21, 2016

The 13 anti-slavery activists from the slavery abolitionist movement (known by its acronym IRA) have been seen their prison sentences reduced after an appeal court ... Read More

Egypt: Prison Sentences for three Army Officers for Attempt to Overthrow President

February 26, 2016

Three Egyptian army officers have been prosecuted and handed prison sentences ranging from 5 years to life in prison for plotting to overthrow President al-Sisi. ... Read More