Renowned Azerbaijani investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, arrested in December 2014, was released by Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court Wednesday, the BBC reports.
Ismayilova’s sentencing to seven and a half years in prison for “economic crimes,” including embezzlement, illegal entrepreneurship and tax evasion sparked an international outcry, with rights groups criticizing the government for cracking down on independent media.
Indonesian judges can now force men who commit sexual offenses against children to be chemically castrated, after President Joko Widodo issued an emergency decree in response to what he called a “crisis” of sexual violence against children in the country.
The move comes after a teenage girl was gang-raped and murdered by a group of 14 men and boys while walking home from school in Bengkulu province, in Sumatra, in early May.
Over the last 15 years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved numerous high-risk women's health devices based on weak clinical studies, including some that showed no effectiveness, according to an analysis by Northwestern University researchers.