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Egypt set to release Lebanese tourist jailed over Facebook post

Egypt set to release Lebanese tourist jailed over Facebook postA Lebanese tourist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for posting a video on Facebook the authorities claimed had insulted the country is set to walk free after a court cut the prison term and suspended it, the state-run MENA news agency said on Sunday. A Cairo court in July found Mona el-Mazboh guilty of deliberately spreading false rumors that would harm society, attacking religion, and public indecency. El-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport in June at the end of her stay in Egypt after a 10-minute video in which she was complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt using explicit language went viral on social media.



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World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims

World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed MuslimsWASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports



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Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Jailed After New Mueller Indictment

Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Jailed After New Mueller IndictmentWASHINGTON ― Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager,



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Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to USWASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with gratitude."



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Man jailed at 14 for murder he didn't commit weeps in court as he is cleared 27 years later

Man jailed at 14 for murder he didn't commit weeps in court as he is cleared 27 years laterJohn Bunn, now 41, wept as he thanked a New York judge for exonerating him of the 1991 shooting of correction officer Rolando Neischer. Mr Bunn, from Brooklyn, was released on parole in 2009 but continued to fight to clear his name. Mr Bunn and his friend Rosean Hargrave, then 17, were convicted of killing Neischer on the testimony of lone witness Robert Crosson, another correction officer who survived the shooting.



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3 Americans Jailed In N. Korea Are Home. But Trump May Have Made Others' Situation Worse.

3 Americans Jailed In N. Korea Are Home. But Trump May Have Made Others' Situation Worse.WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump warmly received three Americans back from



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Chinese politician tipped to replace president jailed for life 

Chinese politician tipped to replace president jailed for life A former Chinese political high-flyer who was accused of seeking to topple Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, expressed "repentance" on Tuesday as he was jailed for accepting bribes worth £20 million. Sun Zhengcai, a former party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, and a member of the Communist Party's elite 25-member Politburo, was jailed for life by a court in the northern port city of Tianjin on Tuesday. Sun was previously seen as a candidate to be elevated to the Politburo Standing Committee, several officials who represent the apex of political power in China. But he fell from favour among Beijing's political elite last year and was named as a co-conspirator who sought to topple the president by the chairman of China's securities regulator in October. He admitted to corruption charges at his one day trial earlier this month. "Sun had taken advantage of various posts to provide help for certain units and individuals in project bidding, project approval, enterprise operation and personnel promotion and arrangement," said Xinhua news agency, citing the court. "(He) accepted money and property worth over 170 million yuan (£19.7 million) either by himself or with 'certain affiliated persons'. A man cycles past the No 1 Intermediate People's Court in the northern city of Tianjin during Sun's trial Credit: AFP However, the court had showed leniency after Sun "confessed to his wrongdoings, showed repentance and been cooperative in returning illegal gains," Xinhua said. Sun is the latest cadre to fall in a wide-ranging drive against corruption that was launched by Mr Xi after he assumed power five years ago. The campaign is hugely popular, but has been criticised for lacking transparency and is seen by some as a means to sideline opponents.



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Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for briberyA former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption crusade. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and party chief of the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, was found guilty of taking over 170 million yuan ($ 26.7 million) in bribes, the First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin said in a statement on its website. Sun, 54, had once been tipped for promotion to the Politburo’s elite seven-member standing committee, which rules the country and is presided over by Xi.



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Parkland Suspect’s Brother Jailed On Probation Violation Charge

Parkland Suspect’s Brother Jailed On Probation Violation ChargeThe younger brother of the accused Parkland, Florida, mass shooter has been



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Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news law

Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news lawKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Monday sentenced a Danish citizen to a week in jail after he pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing false information, the first person to be punished under a controversial anti-fake news law.



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