While sentencing, the Recorder told the court it was 'always upsetting for a young woman with children to be sent immediately to prison' however he was unable to suspend the sentence due to the nature of the offence
Last year, the chief prisons inspector called Yarl's Wood 'a place of national concern' following concerns over alleged sexual abuse and intimidation of women detained there
The juror signed the note with a kiss and disclosed details of how the jury had deliberated
The woman's partner is already serving a lengthy sentence on child sexual abuse charges and is also a defendant in the case
Same-sex sexual activity is illegal under section 489 of the Penal Code in Morocco
There are times when the state does need to interfere in religious observance, to protect all its citizens and ensure that all are equal in the eyes the law
Muslim women are much less likely to have a graduate level job than Christian women with the exact same qualifications and are also less likely to receive replies to job applications, researchers found
The Psychoactive Substances Act is due to come into effect on 26 May, but sprialling use among prisoners raises concerns clampdown attempts are proving ineffectual
While LGBT rights have made considerable progress in some parts of the world recently, a surprising number of countries still punish same-sex relationships with life in prisonment or even death
A report into criminalisation of same-sex relationships between women has warned 'corrective rape', forced marriages and other forms of violence are still commonly used against lesbian and bisexual women around the world
Amnesty International have called the conviction 'absurd'
Could vacuuming on a Sunday potentially be illegal?
The research reignites debates about whether evidence regarding the harms of legal highs are accurate and sufficient
Data reveals sharp increases in prison violence since the Coalition government came to power in 2010, particuarly marked since the Conservative majority government entered office in 2015
The NBA’s flagship exhibition event is scheduled to be held in the state’s capital Charlotte next February
'LGBT travellers may be affected by legislations passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi'