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Mass protests in Bolivia over ex-president's arrest

La Paz - Tens of thousands of Bolivians answered an opposition call Monday for protests against the arrest and detention of former president Jeanine Anez on charges of leading a coup d'etat against her socialist predecessor Evo Morales.

Bolivia's Anez says to be held for four months in 'coup' probe

La Paz - Former Bolivian president Jeanine Anez said Sunday she had been sentenced to four months pre-trial detention after she was arrested on charges linked to the ousting of her predecessor Evo Morales in what he claims was a coup d'etat.

Bolivia ex-president Anez arrested in 'coup' probe

La Paz - Bolivia's former acting president Jeanine Anez was arrested Saturday on terrorism and sedition charges over what her predecessor and political rival Evo Morales denounced as a "coup" that unseated him.

Bolivia ex-president Anez says facing arrest in 'coup' probe

La Paz - Bolivia's ex-president Jeanine Anez said Friday she and several former ministers were facing arrest on terrorism and sedition charges related to an alleged coup against former leader Evo Morales.

Egypt clears police officers in Italian student murder

Apo - Egypt's public prosecutor Wednesday cleared five policemen of responsibility in the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni and said he will not pursue the case because the perpetrator is unknown.

China starts prosecution of Hong Kong 'speedboat fugitives'

Bejing - Chinese authorities have started prosecuting 12 Hong Kong activists caught while allegedly fleeing the city by boat for Taiwan, officials said Wednesday.

Russian prosecutors demand nearly 10 years' jail for US ex-marine

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Wednesday asked for a sentence of nearly 10 years in a penal colony for a former US marine accused of attacking police officers.

China to prosecute Belize national for Hong Kong 'interference'

Bejing - A Belize national detained in China will be prosecuted on charges of colluding with foreign forces in protest-wracked Hong Kong and funding "hostile elements in the United States", Chinese authorities confirmed Friday.

Top Swiss prosecutor has salary cut over FIFA case lies

Geneva - Switzerland's top prosecutor will have his pay docked after a disciplinary investigation found Wednesday that he lied repeatedly when questions were raised about his handling of a corruption investigation targeting FIFA.

Bulgaria appoints new chief prosecutor amid protests

Sofia - Bulgaria on Thursday appointed a new chief prosecutor despite months-long protests against the sole nominee for the post.

Trudeau reassures allies over spy security breach

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to reassure Canada's allies over security after a senior police intelligence officer was accused of stealing highly classified materials that, if released, could be "potentially devastating.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior police intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Monday.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the RCMP said Monday.

Presidential candidate testifies in Kirchner Iran cover-up case

Buenos Aires - Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez testified Wednesday in a case against his running mate and former president Cristina Kirchner, who is accused of covering for Iran over a bomb attack on a Jewish center.

Verdict expected in Ford 'Dirty War' trial in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A verdict is expected Tuesday in the trial of two former Ford Motor Company executives in Argentina who are accused of participating in the military dictatorship's "dirty war" against leftist dissent.

Sri Lanka's top military official detained over mass murder cover-up

Colombo - Sri Lanka's military chief was remanded by court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest over the alleged cover-up of the abduction and murder of 11 young men during the island's civil war.

Khashoggi killers 'will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia': Saudi FM

Manama - Saudi Arabia will prosecute the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh's foreign minister said Saturday in response to a call by Turkey for their extradition. "On the issue of extradition, the individuals are Saudi nationals.

Four Iran environmentalists could face death penalty

Tehran - Four detained Iranian environmental activists could face the death penalty after the charges levelled against them were changed, the Tehran prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Kirchner's son in court over Argentine corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - The son of Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court Tuesday to testify as a suspect in the "corruption notebooks" scandal in which his mother is accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes.

UN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

Geneva - The UN rights chief called Monday for the creation of a new "mechanism" tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

Colombia: 13 ex-Chiquita aides face trial on paramilitary funding

Apo - Thirteen former directors of the big US-Swiss banana producer Chiquita Brands will face trial in Colombia on charges of financing right-wing paramilitary groups during the country's armed conflict, prosecutors announced Friday.

Kirchner recalled to court in corruption case: lawyer

Buenos Aires - Ex-president Cristina Kirchner has been called back to court for a second time in Argentina's largest corruption case following a search of her homes last week, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Argentina's Kirchner wants rights group to monitor case

Buenos Aires - Lawyers for Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner said Tuesday they will call in human rights observers to counter "violations" by prosecutors investigating her for corruption.

Will Myanmar's military face justice over Rohingya 'genocide'?

Bangkok - A UN probe has called for Myanmar's military leaders to face justice for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya, but the road to a tribunal will be long and complex, with China likely to block any prosecution of its ally at t...

Toronto van attack suspect faces three more attempted murder charges

Ottawa - The man accused in a van attack that killed 10 people in Toronto was charged Thursday with three additional counts of attempted murder during a brief court appearance.

S.Africa court orders prosecution chief to leave job

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday overturned President Jacob Zuma's appointment of the head of public prosecutions, dealing a sharp reprimand to the scandal-tainted leader.

Swiss prosecutors rule out charges in new Polanski rape claim

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors on Wednesday ruled out bringing charges over the latest rape allegations against filmmaker Roman Polanski because the statute of limitations for the alleged 1972 assault had expired.

Swiss prosecutors will examine new Polanski rape accusation

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors said Monday that they will examine allegations made by a German woman that filmmaker Roman Polanski raped her in 1972 in the town of Gstaad, when she was 15.

Top S. Korea prosecutor apologises for abuses of power

Seoul - South Korea's top prosecutor apologised Tuesday over human rights abuses under past "authoritarian governments", including the torture and execution of pro-democracy activists.

Tunisia to try six police over beach attack response

Tunis - Tunisia is to prosecute six policemen over their response to a 2015 gun and grenade attack on a beach resort that killed 38 foreign holidaymakers, a judiciary spokesman said Wednesday.
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