There are some 70,000 people in Germany's prisons, and many of the facilities are overcrowded. What’s more, prisoners also cost taxpayers money. That's why in many parts of Germany, criminals are allowed to do community service instead of hard time.
A man convicted of driving a van into people outside a London mosque has been sentenced to a minimum of 43 years in prison. Prosecutors said he sought to kill as many people as he could in an attack that left one dead.
A seller of Virtual Private Network (VPN) services has been sentenced in China for running an "illegal" business. It marks the most severe sentence yet to be handed out for helping users evade China's internet filters.
Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail after she was convicted of embezzlement. There were clashes between police and her supporters outside the court.
The woman sought to have her 18-month prison sentence overturned, saying that she wants to be reunited with her family. The judge said she could appeal the sentence but added that she had received a lenient sentence.
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