Jun 7, 2016

Over 70 indicted in China over murder-for-compensation scams

Prosecutors in northern China have indicted 74 people for murder and other charges related to scams in which the deaths were staged to look like mining accidents in order to win compensation from mine owners. The Inner Mongolia regional prosecutor’s office said on its ...

Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

Jun 7, 2016

Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more ...

Jun 7, 2016

Myanmar court sentences BBC reporter to prison, hard labor

A BBC reporter in Myanmar has been jailed for three months with hard labor after being convicted of assaulting a police officer while covering a student protest, his lawyer said Tuesday. The ruling marks the first time a journalist has been convicted under Myanmar’s ...