Law And Order

Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

Jul 22, 2018

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

Jul 20, 2018

A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

Jul 20, 2018

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian Games

Jul 17, 2018

Indonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free Jakarta of street crime before next month's Asian Games

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Jul 16, 2018

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat

Vietnam to try American for disturbing order in protests

Jul 13, 2018

A court in southern Vietnam is scheduled to put on trial an American citizen accused of disturbing public order by joining protests against proposed law on special economic zones

Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public

Vietnam jails 6 of dozens arrested for economic law protests

Jul 12, 2018

Vietnam has sentenced six people to up to two-and-a-half years in prison after finding them guilty of throwing rocks, bricks and gas bombs at police in protests against a proposed law on special economic zones

Thai court acquits migrant poultry workers of defamation

Jul 11, 2018

A court in Thailand dismisses criminal defamation charges brought against 14 migrant workers from by their former employer, a poultry farm they had accused of labor and human rights violations

China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years' prison

Jul 11, 2018

One day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, China has sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on the vague charge of seeking to subvert state power