In Libya, for women’s rights defenders, even the dead are not permitted to rest. The grave of Hanan Al Barassi, a vocal critic of corruption and armed groups in the east of the country, was desecrated just days after she was assassinated.
Though he is not the first modern French head of state in the dock — his predecessor and political mentor Jacques Chirac was convicted of embezzlement -- Sarkozy is the first to face corruption charges.
A Chinese real estate tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for “corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds,” a court statement said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared that legislation related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is necessary for Pakistan and no amnesty or concession will be given to the opposition parties in return for legislation in the national interest.