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Al Jazeera 12 Mar 2020

Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein gets 23 years in prison for sex crimes


Influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.
At least 90 women have accused him of preying on them, which led to the birth of the global MeToo movement.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.

Archie Williams spent 37 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Behind bars, he watched "America's Got Talent" and dreamed of being on the stage. Now, he'll perform for millions.
About five million Burundians are expected to go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president, members of parliament and municipal councillors.
Incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza is stepping down after 15 years in power. Seven candidates are competing to take his place, with two frontrunners.
But the lead-up to the polls has been marred with violence as Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports.
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, joins MSNBC's Ari Melber to talk about how coronavirus is spreading in prisons: "The only way to combat those outbreaks is to reduce those populations in prisons and jails." Aired on 04/09/2020.
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