Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian economist jailed 3 years by Myanmar court

BANGKOK – Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was handed a three-year prison term on Thursday for breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, several media outlets have reported. This adds to the existing 20 years jail she is serving for a range of offences, including electoral fraud, corruption and violating Covid-19 pandemic restrictions – charges […]

Sun Lijun, ringleader of ‘clique’ against Chinese Communist Party, jailed for life

BEIJING – China’s former deputy public security minister Sun Lijun, who had been denounced for “seriously damaging the unity of the party”, has been jailed for life, state media said on Friday, ahead of a key Communist Party congress. Sun, 53, was handed a suspended death sentence that will be commuted to life imprisonment after […]

China’s ex-justice minister faces life in jail amid purge of security officials

BEIJING – Former Chinese Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua, who had led several high-profile investigations into corruption, has been jailed for life for accepting bribes, state media said on Thursday, as a purge of officials intensified ahead of a key Communist Party congress. Fu, 67, was handed a suspended death sentence that will be commuted to […]

Misinformation shrouds Philippine martial law era abuses: Report

MANILA – American lawyer Thomas Jones still remembers the scars of Philippine torture victims he interviewed for Amnesty International inside the country’s detention centres in 1975 during the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. But Mr Marcos, who presided over widespread abuses and corruption during his 20 years in power, denied the lawyer’s visit to […]