Around 25 percent of all Russians have been the subject of state investigations, put on trial, imprisoned or otherwise punished. Even the smallest misdemeanors can lead to jail sentences.
The special counsel charged with investigating Russian collusion rejected allegations published by the US news company. The report claimed Donald Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
A court has sentenced reporter Pelin Unker to more than a year in jail over her "Paradise Papers" reports for a Turkish newspaper. Unker reported an alleged link between a former premier and an offshore account.
A Canadian drug-trafficking suspect has seen his 15-year jail term turned into a death sentence by a Chinese court. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was extremely concerned, and Canada updated its travel advisory.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a multimillion dollar fine after pleading guilty to tax fraud in Spain. However, the Juventus forward is not expected to spend any time in prison.
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