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Greek court rejects extraditing last two Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek appeals court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of two Turkish coup suspects demanded by Ankara, after electing to protect another three and send back three others.

Greek court OKs extradition of 3 Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek court ruled Tuesday that three Turkish officers accused of playing a part in a failed July coup could be extradited to Turkey, in a case that has strained relations between the two neighbours.

Greek court rejects extradition of 3 Turk officers accused of coup

Atenas - A Greek court on Monday rejected the extradition of three military officers demanded by Turkey over their alleged involvement in July's failed coup, a judicial source said.

Snowden does not expect pardon from Obama

Washington - Edward Snowden says he does not expect a pardon from US President Barack Obama which would spare the fugitive whistleblower from a toughened approach when Donald Trump takes power.

France upholds 25-year jail term for Rwanda genocide convict

Bobigny - A French court on Saturday upheld a 25 year prison sentence handed to a former Rwandan intelligence agent jailed in France's first trial over the African country's 1994 genocide.

China court finds man executed 21 years ago innocent

Bejing - China's top court on Friday cleared a man executed 21 years ago for murder -- more than a decade after another man confessed to the killing -- in the latest miscarriage of justice in the Communist-ruled country.

Turkey seeks 30 life sentences for Syrian Kurdish leader

Ankara - Turkey is seeking multiple life sentences for nearly 70 suspects, including the leader of the main Syrian Kurdish political party, over a deadly bombing in Ankara this year blamed on Kurdish militants, state media said Wednesday.

UN suspends job of ex-Peru first lady

Geneva - The UN said Tuesday that its food agency had postponed the start date for a controversial post handed to a former Peruvian first lady who is facing money-laundering charges at home.

UN torture expert starts Turkey visit amid abuse claims

Ankara - The UN's expert on torture was Monday beginning a week-long visit to Turkey following claims prisoners have been ill-treated in the wake of the July failed coup.

UN torture expert starts Turkey visit amid abuse claims

Ankara - The UN's expert on torture was Monday beginning a week-long visit to Turkey following claims prisoners have been ill-treated in the wake of the July failed coup.

Turkey detains 'wanted Kurdish female militant' at Istanbul airport

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained a woman accused of being a wanted Kurdish militant at Istanbul's main airport, state media said.

BBC Turkish says reporter freed in southeast Turkey

Istanbul - The Turkish authorities on Sunday freed a reporter for the BBC's Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said.

Judge orders Peru ex-first lady, in legal investigation, home

- A judge Saturday gave Peru's ex-first lady Nadine Heredia 10 days to return to her country, where she is under investigation, or face preventative detention."This is a request specifically for Ms.

UN agency job hands Peru's ex-first lady immunity

Geneva - A former first lady of Peru who is facing money-laundering charges will receive immunity through her new posting with a United Nations agency in Geneva, the UN said Friday.

Spain 'obstructing' civil war, dictatorship probes: Amnesty

Madrid - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Spanish authorities of systematically obstructing probes into crimes committed during the 1936-9 civil war and Francisco Franco's subsequent dictatorship.

Turkey dashes hopes of top novelist's release

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday ordered prominent Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan and linguist Necmiye Alpay to remain in jail on controversial terror charges, disappointing supporters after earlier reports they were to be released.

Tunisia tribunal seeks to heal wounds of the past

Tunis - In a series of heartrending televised hearings, a tribunal in Tunisia has begun the long process of healing the wounds of six decades of dictatorship.

Turkey blocks EU MPs' visit to jailed Kurdish leader

Edirne - Turkish authorities on Monday blocked a delegation of national and European Parliament lawmakers from visiting the leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party who has been held in jail for almost three weeks.

Emotional scenes as Tunisian dictatorship victims testify

Tunis - Victims of Tunisia's authoritarian rulers gave emotional testimony, recounting horrific stories of torture and rape and moving many to tears on the second day of public hearings.

Anger and tears as Tunisians relive torture years

Tunis - As anger erupted and the tears began to flow, four hours of testimony on live television by abuse victims shone a rare spotlight on the crimes of Tunisia's dark dictatorship years.

Abuse victims to confront Tunisia's demons

Tunis - Victims of murder, rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television Thursday as Tunisia -- in a rare move for the Arab world -- tries to deal with decades of abuse.

Abuse victims to confront Tunisia's demons

Tunis - Victims of murder, rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television Thursday as Tunisia -- in a rare move for the Arab world -- tries to deal with decades of abuse.

Abuse victims to confront Tunisia's demons

Tunis - Victims of murder, rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television Thursday as Tunisia -- in a rare move for the Arab world -- tries to deal with decades of abuse.

Prosecutors request 20 years for Mauritanian anti-slavery activists

Nouakchott - Prosecutors at a Mauritanian appeal court have requested 13 anti-slavery activists have their sentences increased to 20 years each for protesting against a forced slum clearance, a judicial source said.

Russian rejection of ICC mirrors US stance

Washington - The United States expressed regret Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court -- 14 years after Washington made exactly the same decision.

ICC vows new focus on crimes against children

Den Haag - Children don't start wars, and yet millions around the world are caught up in conflicts -- conscripted into militias, turned into sex slaves, felled by deadly bombing raids, robbed of their homes and families.

Russia in new blow to ICC as court urges nations 'Don't go'

Den Haag - Russia dealt the International Criminal Court a fresh blow Wednesday as the court's top officials urged nations to support the tribunal hit by a wave of unprecedented defections.

British prison officers strike over system 'in meltdown'

London - Thousands of British prison officers have stopped working in protest over a system "in meltdown", union leaders said Tuesday, prompting the government to take legal action to force them back on duty.

Death penalty gets boost in three US states

Washington - Donald Trump's upset presidential election win has dominated global headlines, but for those against capital punishment, Election Day offered other surprise: three states voted to reinstate or otherwise support the death penalty.

Turkey prosecutors demand life for prominent novelist: report

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors Thursday demanded life sentences for nine suspects charged over their work at a now closed pro-Kurdish newspaper, including the internationally-renowned novelist Asli Erdogan.
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