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International Criminal Court Set to Issue First Sentence

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is set to hand down its first sentence Tuesday, in the case of convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. Lubanga was found guilty of war crimes in March for recruiting and using child soldiers during fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. Human Rights Watch said Monday […]

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Russia Denounces Bout Sentence

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s foreign ministry is lashing out at the United States for ordering Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison. A ministry statement Friday condemned the sentence, accusing the U.S. court of carrying out an obvious “political order.” A U.S. judge handed Bout the 25-year prison term for attempting to sell missiles to […]

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Russian Arms Dealer Gets 25 Years in US Prison

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges for attempting to sell missiles to Colombian rebels. Bout, who prosecutors dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” shouted during the sentencing hearing that the charges against him were a lie. He called himself a legitimate businessman. His lawyer […]

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Russian Arms Dealer Gets 25 Years in Prison

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges for attempting to sell missiles to Colombian rebels. Bout, who prosecutors dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” shouted during the sentencing hearing that charges against him were a lie. He called himself a legitimate businessman. His lawyer says […]

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Russian Arms Dealer Gets 25 Years in Prison

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges for attempting to sell missiles to Colombian rebels. Bout, who prosecutors dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” shouted during the sentencing hearing that charges against him were a lie. He called himself a legitimate businessman. His lawyer says […]

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Russian Arms Dealer Gets 25 Years in Prison

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge has sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges for selling weapons. Bout, who prosecutors call a “merchant of death,” shouted during the sentencing hearing that charges against him were a lie. He again asserted that he never intended to kill anyone and called himself […]

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Russian Arms Dealer to be Sentenced

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is to appear in a New York court Thursday to learn how long he will spend in prison on terrorism charges. Bout’s sentence could be anywhere from 25 years to life for his November 2011 conviction for trying to sell arms to Colombian rebels to use against Americans. Bout’s lawyer […]

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US Sentences Pakistani Man to 50 Months for Supporting Taliban

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. court in Washington, DC Thursday sentenced a Pakistani man to 50 months in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, often referred to as the Pakistani Taliban. Irfan Ul Haq was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Bates, who last month sentenced two co-defendants — Qasim Ali and […]

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Pakistani Soldier Gets Death Sentence in Shooting

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a paramilitary soldier for the June killing of an unarmed man — an act that was caught on camera and sparked a huge public outcry after it was broadcast on television. The anti-terrorism court on Friday also fined the soldier, Shahid Zafar, about $2,300 for shooting 19-year-old Sarfaraz […]

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Pakistani Soldier Gets Death Sentence in Shooting

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a paramilitary soldier for the June killing of an unarmed man that was caught on camera and broadcast on television. The anti-terrorism court also Friday handed out life sentences to five other soldiers and a civilian who were involved with the shooting death. The broadcast of the murder […]

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