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Mladic Genocide Trial Reopens in The Hague

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The genocide and warcrimes trial of former Bosnian Serb wartime Commander Ratko Mladic resumed Monday with the prosecution’s first witness taking the stand. Bosnian Muslim Elvedin Pasic told the court in The Hague how, at age 14, he survived the execution of 150 men by Bosnian Serb troops in November 1992 in the northern village […]

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Ratko Mladic Genocide Trial Reopens in The Hague

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The genocide and warcrimes trial of former Bosnian Serb wartime Commander Ratko Mladic resumed Monday with the prosecution’s first witness expected to take the stand. Bosnian Muslim Elvedin Pasic will tell the court in The Hague how he survived the execution of 150 men by Bosnian Serb troops in November 1992 in the northern village […]

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US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Conviction of Ethiopian Journalists, Opposition Members

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “deeply concerned” about the Ethiopian government’s conviction of 24 people, including several journalists and opposition members, on terrorism related charges. Journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition member Andualem Arage were among those found guilty Wednesday of charges including the encouragement of terrorism and high treason. The men, 16 of whom […]

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Former Rebel Convicted of Tampering in Charles Taylor Trial

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Sierra Leone man has been convicted of trying to bribe and influence witnesses in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. The Special Court for Sierra Leone found Eric Koi Senessie guilty on eight of nine contempt of court charges in a verdict handed down late Thursday. Justice Theresa Doherty ruled that Senessie […]

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Indonesian Court Sentences Bali Bomber to 20 Years

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian militant accused of helping build a car bomb used in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub attacks that killed 202 people has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Umar Patek, dubbed “Demolition Man” by Indonesian media, was charged with premeditated murder and several other counts, including bomb making and illegal firearms possession. An […]

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Indonesian Terror Suspect to Receive Verdict in Bali Bombings Case

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian court is set to issue a verdict in the trial of an Islamic militant accused of helping build a car bomb used in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub attacks that killed 202 people. Prosecutors have asked for a life sentence rather than the death penalty for Umar Patek, who expressed remorse for the […]

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Charles Taylor to Appeal Sentence

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor plans to appeal his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Special Court for Sierra Leone released a short statement Tuesday saying Taylor’s defense lawyers have filed notice of intention to appeal. The court sentenced Taylor to 50 years in prison last month for aiding rebels in Sierra […]

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Muslims Accused of Terrorism Expelled From Bosnian Court for Defiance

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has ordered three Muslims accused of attacking the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo last year to leave the courtroom for refusing to stand after the judges entered. Mevlid Jasarevic, Emrah Fojnica and Munib Ahmespahic, all three in their early 20s, said they only respect God’s law as their trial opened Friday in […]

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US Drops Case Against Ex-Senator John Edwards

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal prosecutors say they will not retry former Democratic senator and one-time presidential candidate John Edwards on charges of breaking federal election laws. A judge declared a mistral last month after the jury acquitted Edwards on one count and deadlocked on five other counts. Wednesday’s decision means the Justice Department is dropping its case. […]

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Judge Declares Mistrial in Edwards Case

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge has declared a mistrial in the case of former Senator and one-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who was charged with misusing a million dollar campaign fund to hide his affair with a mistress. The judge in Greensboro, North Carolina made his decision after the jury found Edwards not guilty on […]

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