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Bulgarian Court Upholds Murder Conviction

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bulgaria’s highest court has upheld the 20-year prison sentence for Australian Paul “Jock” Palfreeman, who was convicted of fatally stabbing one man and wounding another in December, 2009. The Associated Press reported the 24-year-old Palfreeman appealed the Sofia City Court conviction, arguing that he had acted in self defense while intervening to prevent an attack […]

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Vietnam Jails Ex-Officials in Graft Scam

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court has sentenced a former transport ministry chief and seven others to prison, after finding them guilty of involvement in a string of corruption scandals. The court in Hanoi found chief defendant Bui Tien Dung and his accused accomplices guilty of siphoning more than $160,000 from a bridge construction project funded with Japanese […]

EU Court Convicts Kosovo Albanian of Terrorism

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A European Union court in Kosovo has convicted a Kosovo Albanian of terrorism and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. European authorities said Thursday the court found Asim Sopa, a member of the Albanian National Army, guilty of firing a rocket at the Pristina offices of a United Nations prosecutor in 2003. The U.N., […]

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Blackwater Guard Sentenced for 2009 Shooting of Afghan Civilian

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge sentenced a former Blackwater guard on Monday to 30 months in prison and two years probation for his part in the May 2009 shooting death of an unarmed Afghan civilian. Prosecutors say Justin Cannon fired at the rear of a retreating vehicle following a nighttime automobile accident in his convoy. One […]

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