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Rabat kept Belgian-Moroccan for years in 'abusive solitary': HRW

Rabat - Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Morocco of holding a dual Belgian-Moroccan citizen in "inhuman" and "abusive solitary detention" for more than three years following his 2009 life sentence on terrorism charges.

Epstein abused young girls as recently as 2019, lawsuit says

New York - The late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused and trafficked girls as young as 12 on his private Caribbean island until as recently as last year, a new lawsuit alleged Wednesday.

Paris synagogue bombing suspect sues Canada over extradition

Ottawa - A Lebanese-Canadian academic once accused of a Paris bombing in 1980 on Monday sued the Canadian government for having extradited him to France to face a failed prosecution.

France calls for 'gesture' from Iran over detained academics

Paris - France said on Friday that the imprisonment of two prominent French academics by Iran was unacceptable and that their release would represent a "significant gesture", as tensions mount between Tehran and the West.

Brazil supreme court sides with Netflix over gay Jesus comedy

Bras - Brazil's highest court on Thursday rejected a lower court's decision to remove from Netflix a comedy depicting Jesus Christ in a gay relationship.

Brazil judge yanks Netflix comedy featuring gay Christ

Rio De Janeiro - A judge in Brazil issued a temporary injunction Wednesday forcing Netflix to withdraw a comedy that depicts Jesus Christ in a homosexual relationship.

Bolivia opens probe into 600 former Morales officials

La Paz - Bolivia's interim government said Wednesday it would launch a corruption probe into nearly 600 officials of the former administration, including ex-president Evo Morales "It has been decided to initiate investigations against 592 former officials," Mat...

Peru prosecutors seek 12-year term for Kenji Fujimori

- Peruvian prosecutors are seeking a 12-year prison term for former lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on charges of attempting to buy votes in a plot to keep ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from being impeached.

Ghosn lawyer feels betrayal, sympathy over tycoon's Japan escape

Apo - A lawyer for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Saturday he felt betrayed by his client's escape from Japan but still understood his act, claiming it resulted from Japan's inhumane justice system.

Belgium suspends extradition case for Catalan MEPs

Apo - A Belgian judge on Thursday suspended consideration of a Spanish warrant seeking the return of two Catalan separatist leaders to face trial, their lawyer said.

Ghosn escape sparks calls to toughen Japan's bail system

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's stunning flight while on bail awaiting trial has vindicated prosecutors who said he should have been kept in custody, and sparked calls to toughen Japan's justice system that critics say is already overly harsh."I knew it!

Lebanon denies president welcomed fugitive Ghosn

Beirut - The Lebanese presidency on Thursday denied reports that President Michel Aoun had welcomed fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn upon his arrival in the country.

France summons Iran ambassador over 'intolerable' detention of academics

Paris - France's foreign ministry on Friday said it had summoned the Iranian ambassador over the "intolerable" detention of two French academics, expressing "grave concern" that one was now on hunger strike.

Anti-racist group protests tweets about black Miss France 2020

Paris - An anti-racist association said Friday it has filed a complaint with French prosecutors over racist comments posted on social media after a black woman from Guadeloupe was chosen Miss France 2020.

Qingpu Prison: the 'cultural exchange' centre in forced labour scandal

Bejing - Shanghai's Qingpu Prison, the Chinese prison at the centre of a forced labour scandal, describes itself as a "first-class" facility, where inmates can learn about jade sculptures and receive therapy.

Woman rejects settlement, sues Weinstein over sex assault claim

New York - A woman who alleges disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her when she was 16 filed suit against him on Thursday and rejected a settlement reached by other accusers.

EU court opens way for Catalan MEPs to take seats despite Spain row

Luxembourg - Catalan separatist leaders won a dramatic victory in Europe's top court on Thursday, with a ruling that even jailed MEPs enjoy parliamentary immunity.

Trial to go ahead in case of murdered Slovak journalist

Bratislava - A long-awaited trial of Slovak businessman Marian Kocner, suspected of ordering the 2018 assassination of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, will go ahead next month, a court ruled Thursday, rejecting the defence's call for a postponement.

EU court says Spain should have freed Catalan MEP to take office

Luxembourg - Spain should have released Catalan independence activist Oriol Junqueras from prison to allow him to become an MEP after May's elections, the European Court of Justice said Thursday.

Murdered Slovak reporter case pre-trial hearing opens

Bratislava - A pre-trial hearing ahead of a long-awaited trial of Slovak businessman Marian Kocner, suspected of ordering the 2018 assassination of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, opens Thursday, the Special Criminal Court said.

Peru's Fujimori in political pause ahead of new court hearing

- Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, released last month after more than a year in pre-trial custody, announced Wednesday she would take a break from politics, before a new detention hearing in her corruption case.

US Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return cases next year

Washington - The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear cases next year involving the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns and financial records, setting the stage for a potential blockbuster ruling during the presidential election campaign.

Sudan's deposed Bashir faces verdict in corruption case

Khartoum - A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir is expected to be delivered on Saturday, months after his ouster in April in the face of unprecedented mass protests.

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case

Hangzhou - Earlier this year, shortly after completing gender-reassignment surgery, a Chinese transgender woman surnamed Yang was fired from her job, an all-too-common fate for members of the country's LGBT community.

High stakes: Myanmar's Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit

From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN's top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home.

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Nay Pyi Taw - Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

Top US court blocks resumption of federal executions — for now

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Friday refused to lift a stay on federal executions, temporarily thwarting plans by Donald Trump's Justice Department to imminently resume capital punishment.

Convicted Suriname president says will seek re-election

Paramaribo - Suriname President Desi Bouterse said Monday he will seek re-election in the South American country despite being convicted of murder for the execution of political opponents."Of course, with big bold letters.

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison in Peru

- Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Hague must probe Morales 'crimes against humanity': Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivia's interim government will file a case in The Hague against former president Evo Morales for "crimes against humanity," the interior minister announced Friday.
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