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presstv-indonesia's ex-speaker gets 15-year jail term for graft




former indonesian parliament speaker setya novanto has been sentenced to a 15-year jail term on corruption charges.in a court ruling issued on tuesday, novanto was also fined $36,000.the ruling marked a major victory for an ongoing crackdown in the populous country on alleged widespread corruption a...



presstv-indonesia prosecutors seek 16 years prison for ex-speaker




indonesian prosecutors thursday demanded 16 years of imprisonment for former parliament speaker setya novanto in one of the graft-riddled country's biggest corruption cases.the veteran politician has been indicted for allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks amounting to $7.4 million related to the pr...



blinded investigator to indonesia graft fighters: stay brave - powhatan today




an anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to indonesia after months of medical treatment. activists dressed in white and a phalanx of officials greeted novel baswedan as he arrived thursday at the headquarters of the corruption e...



former jakarta governor ahok an 'islamist target': family




the life of the former governor of jakarta, a christian sentenced to two years in jail for blaspheming islam, may be in danger if he is forced into one of indonesia’s most notorious prisons, his family and supporters have warned.the harsh sentence imposed on basuki tjahaja purnama, known by his ni...



presstv-ex-us house speaker barred from being alone with minors




a federal judge in chicago on tuesday ordered that dennis hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former us house speaker's conviction in a hush-money case that revealed he had sexually abused several high school students.us district judge...



indonesia's top graft buster novel baswedan talks to time




on april 11 novel baswedan, indonesia’s leading corruption investigator, was in the middle of a sweeping embezzlement case that implicated leading members of indonesia’s parliament. he was feeling optimistic as he walked home from morning prayers at his local north jakarta mosque; the probe was ...



indonesia's top graft buster novel baswedan talks to time




on april 11 novel baswedan, indonesia’s leading corruption investigator, was in the middle of a sweeping embezzlement case that implicated leading members of indonesia’s parliament. he was feeling optimistic as he walked home from morning prayers at his local north jakarta mosque; the probe was ...



presstv-indonesia planning to purchase oil from iran




indonesia says it is looking into the prospects of purchasing crude oil from iran through long-term supply agreements. the announcement was made by darmin nasution, the visiting indonesian coordinating minister for economic affairs. nasution told mahmoud vaezi, iran’s minister of information and ...



scandal-prone indonesian speaker setya novanto named as embezzlement suspect




jakarta: the scandal-prone speaker of indonesia's house of representatives, setya novanto, could face years in jail after he was named a suspect by the nation's powerful corruption eradication commission.mr novanto was reappointed as speaker last november despite accusations he had tried to extort $...



presstv-ex-israeli premier olmert freed from jail




former israeli prime minister ehud olmert has been released from jail after being granted parole in a corruption case.the 71-year-old, premier between 2006 and 2009, left maasiyahu prison in ramla early on sunday before being driven away.in 2014, olmert was found guilty of accepting bribes from rea...



presstv-egypt upholds jail term for leading activist




egypt's court of cassation has upheld a five-year jail term for alaa abdel fattah, a prominent activist in the 2011 uprising that toppled hosni mubarak.the court on wednesday upheld the jail sentence against the 35-year-old but dropped an accompanying term of hard labor.it also put the activist, an...



presstv-appeals court more than doubles pistorius’ jail term




sprint runner oscar pistorius’ prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by south africa’s supreme court of appeal.the court on friday upheld an appeal by prosecutors, who challenged pistorius' original six-year jail sentence as too lenient for his conviction of murder in th...



presstv-palestinians demand longer jail term for israeli soldier




mona kandilpress tv, ramallahon sunday, israeli judges upheld the 18-month jail sentence of an israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded palestinian man last year. rights groups say such a light sentence would only embolden israeli soldiers to commit more crimes against palestinians without fear of pr...



presstv-peru court rules that fujimori be tried for 1992 massacre




a court in peru has ruled that former authoritarian president alberto fujimori, who was recently pardoned and freed from jail, should be tried for the 1992 killing of six farmers by paramilitary forces.incumbent president pedro pablo kuczynski pardoned the 79-year-old fujimori, who had served almost...



presstv-deadly hostage crisis ends in indonesia jail: police




police in indonesia say a hostage crisis at a high-security prison on the outskirts of the capital, jakarta, has ended, three days after scores of inmates conducted “an act of terror” against guards in the detention center, killing a number of police personnel.the deadly incident began at the j...



presstv-rohingya stranded in indonesia planned to travel to malaysia




the rohingya muslims who landed in indonesia were planning to go to malaysia as they fled home to avoid conflicts, one of the refugee told reuters on saturday.the group arrived in thailand before indonesia but they were not allowed go to onshore, said mohammad rofi, who left myanmar for the second t...



karnan seeks remission of jail term from new president




former calcutta high court judge c s karnan today made a representation before newly sworn-in president ram nath kovind seeking remission of the six-month jail term awarded to him by the supreme court.the controversial former judge made the representation through his counsel mathews j nedumpara."a r...



former indonesian christian governor loses bid to reduce jail term for blasphemy




jakarta:  the christian former governor of jakarta has had his request to slash his two-year jail term for blasphemy rejected by the supreme court, in a blow to religious tolerance and pluralism in indonesian.basuki tjahaja purnama, widely known as ahok, was jailed in may last year in a case that g...



presstv-ukraine under pressure to form anti-graft court




lena savchukpress tv, kievukraine seems to very close to setting up an anti-corruption court to deal with the country's lingering graft problem. kiev’s western allies have for long demanded the creation of the new law enforcement body. our correspondent lena savchuk has more in her report from kiev.



drunken schiphol 'terrorist' gets suspended jail term on appeal




photo: depositphotosa polish man who shouted at military police at schiphol airport last year that he was a terrorist has been given a three month suspended jail sentence on appeal.the public prosecution department had called for a two month jail term, one month suspended, and a five year ban from t...



presstv-bahrain court upholds jail term for top shia cleric




a court in bahrain upholds a one-year jail term for prominent shia cleric, sheikh isa qassim, who has been stripped of his nationality by the al khalifah regime and confirms the decision to revoke the cleric's citizenship.a legal source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said bahrain’s supre...



presstv-iran to export first wheat cargo to indonesia: report




iran plans its first ever wheat shipment to indonesia in a turnaround after years of being a major importer of the strategic staple crop.reports on saturday quoted iran’s commercial attache to indonesia anvar kamari as saying that a cargo of iranian wheat will head to indonesia which supplanted eg...



former indonesian christian governor loses blasphemy appeal




jakarta: the christian former governor of jakarta has had a request to slash his two-year jail term for blasphemy rejected by the supreme court, in a blow to religious tolerance and pluralism in indonesia.the ruling could prompt a rise in the use of blasphemy laws by conservative muslims to target ...



presstv-israel cuts jail term of soldier guilty of manslaughter




israel’s military has reduced the sentence of a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a severely wounded palestinian, a decision denounced by palestinian leaders as a “license to kill without any accountability.”in march 2016, elor azaria shot dead abdel al-fattah yusri al-sharif...



key members of widodo's government caught up in $226 million graft scandal




politicians in indonesian president joko widodo's governing coalition have been caught up in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal. indonesian politicians with key roles in president joko widodo's governing coalition have been caught up in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pilfer...