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Former Iceland PM Guilty of Negligence in 2008 Banking Crisis

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Iceland has found former prime minister Geir Haarde guilty of negligence in his handling of the bank collapse in 2008, while acquitting him of more serious charges. Mr. Haarde is the first world leader to go on trial for his government’s handling of the global financial crisis. The court in Reykjavik convicted […]

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U.S. Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Aiding al-Qaida

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An American supporter of al-Qaida who sought terrorist training abroad and hoped to carry out a plot to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq has been sentenced to 17 and one-half years in prison. The 29-year-old prisoner, Tarek Mehanna, was found guilty in December of seven criminal charges related to terrorism and lying about his activities. […]

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Jury Selection to Begin in John Edwards Fraud Trial

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Jury selection will soon begin in the fraud trial of former U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards is charged with obtaining nearly $1 million in illegal contributions to help hide his pregnant mistress during his failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. He was indicted on six counts of fraud and faces up to […]

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Elderly Turkish Coup Leaders Face Trial

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s landmark trial of retired generals Kenan Evren and Thasin Sahinkaya opened Wednesday, more than three decades after they led a coup that brought torture, executions and disappearances. The 94-year-Evren and the 87-year-old Sahinkaya are both in poor health and did not attend. They are charged with crimes against the state and could face life […]

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Elderly Turkish Coup Leaders Face Trial

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Retired Turkish generals Kenan Evren and Thasin Sahinkaya are on trial, more than three decades after leading a coup that led to years of torture, executions and disappearances. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the courthouse in Ankara Wednesday, demanding justice and for more of the coup leaders to be brought to justice. The 94-year-Evren and […]

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Trial Starts for Suspected Bali Bomber

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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An Islamic militant suspected of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack has gone on trial in Indonesia. Umar Patek was charged in West Jakarta district court Monday with premeditated murder and several other counts, including bomb-making and illegal firearms possession. He also faces similar charges for his alleged role in deadly attacks […]

Indonesian Trial Set for Key Bali Bombing Suspect

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia says one of Asia’s most wanted terrorism suspects will go on trial Monday for his alleged role in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more than 200 people on the resort island. Prosecutors are asking a court in West Jakarta to charge suspect Umar Patek with premeditated murder and the assembly of bombs used […]

Egypt To Try 43 NGO Workers in Funding Case

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian investigative judges have referred 43 people, including 19 U.S. citizens, to trial before a criminal court for their alleged involvement in the banned activities of pro-democracy groups that received what Cairo calls “illegal foreign funding.” A statement issued Sunday by the judges overseeing the probe listed at least one of the charges as “running […]

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UN Tribunal Sentences Khmer Rouge Jailer to Life in Prison

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has ordered the Khmer Rouge’s main jailer to spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes it says were “among the worst in recorded human history.” The ruling extends a lower court’s 19-year sentence that has been appealed by prosecutors as too lenient. The president […]

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UN Tribunal Sentences Khmer Rouge Jailer to Life in Prison

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has ordered the Khmer Rouge’s main jailer to spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes it says were “among the worst in recorded human history.” The ruling increased a lower court’s 19-year sentence that had been appealed by prosecutors as too lenient. The president […]

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