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Serbs Oppose 27-Year Sentence For Ex-General

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Government officials in Serbia have sharply criticized the United Nations war-crimes tribunal for sentencing a former Yugoslav army chief to 27 years in prison, a punishment they said was too harsh. The U.N. court in The Hague handed down the sentence Tuesday against Momcilo Perisic, who was convicted of murder, war crimes and crimes against […]

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UN War Crimes Court Convicts Ex-Serbian Army General

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 6:56 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ war crimes tribunal has sentenced the former chief of staff of the Serbian army to 27 years in prison on charges relating to the war between Bosnia and Croatia after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. The tribunal at The Hague convicted ex-General Momcilo Perisic on charges of crimes against humanity, due […]

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French Judge: Ex-President Chirac Not Required to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A French court has ruled the corruption trial of former President Jacques Chirac will go ahead in his absence after his lawyers said he was too ill to attend. Judge Dominique Pauthe said Monday he took into account an appeal by Mr. Chirac’s defense team, and said he is not required to attend the long-awaited […]

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French Judge: Ex-President Chirac Not Required to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A French court has ruled the corruption trial against former President Jacques Chirac will go ahead in his absence, after his lawyers said he was too ill to attend. Judge Dominique Pauthe said Monday he took into account an appeal by Mr. Chirac’s defense team, and said he is not required to attend the long-awaited […]

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Rwandan Opposition Leader Goes on Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 10:31 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire has resumed in the capital, Kigali. Ingabire, who appeared in court wearing a pink prison jumpsuit and with a shaved head, is charged with inciting ethnic divisions to cause state insecurity. During Monday’s hearing the prosecution asked for a delay in the trial, which has already been […]

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French Ex-President Chirac Too Ill to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former French President Jacques Chirac was too ill to attend the opening of a corruption trial against him on Monday. Mr. Chirac’s lawyers said the former leader has memory problems and is not competent to attend court. The former president is accused of embezzling public funds between 1977 to 1995, while he was the mayor […]

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Suspect in Gongadze Murder Implicates Ex-Ukrainian Pres. Kuchma

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief suspect in the 2000 murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze has reportedly testified that then-President Leonid Kuchma ordered the killing. Former senior police official Olexiy Pukach is being tried behind closed doors for the murder. A lawyer for Gongadze’s widow said Tuesday that Pukach testified Mr. Kuchma and other officials ordered Gongadze’s murder. […]

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Former Ukrainian President Testifies at Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko testified against ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in her abuse of power trial in Kyiv Wednesday, while her supporters chanted “Shame! Shame!” Mr. Yushchenko testified that the natural gas agreement Ms. Tymoshenko signed with Russia in 2009 was a bad financial deal for Ukraine, saying that Ms. Tymoshenko traded national interests […]

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Chinese Court Sentences Man For Murder in New Zealand

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Shanghai court sentenced a Chinese man Wednesday to 15 years in prison for killing a taxi driver last year in New Zealand. The unusual case marked the first time anyone accused of murder in New Zealand has been tried in another country. The court said it considered the remorse shown by the defendant, Xiao […]

Alleged Military Coup Plotters Stand Trial in Turkey

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Twenty-eight military officers, including a four-star general, have gone on trial in Turkey in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the country’s Islamic-rooted government — the first time a serving general has been brought in front of a civilian court. General Bilgin Balanli appeared Monday before the court, along with the 27 other officers, […]

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