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France urges Iran to free human rights lawyer

Paris - France on Thursday called for Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to be released and warned Tehran that its adherence to a nuclear accord does not give it a blank cheque on human rights.

Italy's Senate blocks Salvini migrant trial

Rome - Italy's Senate voted Wednesday to block the trial of far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly illegally confining migrants rescued at sea by an Italian coastguard ship last year.

Vietnam dissident jailed for 'reactionary' Facebook posts

Hanoi - A Vietnamese activist was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for "abusing democratic freedoms" in the conservative communist state that has seen an uptick in dissident detentions under a hardline leadership.

Russian court jails top Chechen rights activist for 4 years

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday sentenced a top Chechen rights activist to four years in a penal colony after a drugs trial that has drawn condemnation from international groups.

Iran rights lawyer won't appeal new jail ruling: husband

Tehran - Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh will not appeal a 12-year prison sentence imposed on her last week for "encouraging corruption and debauchery", her husband said on Sunday.

Italy probes mystery death of Berlusconi sex trial witness

Rome - Italy is investigating the mysterious death of a former model and witness at Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial, with a newspaper suggesting on Saturday she may have been poisoned with a radioactive substance.

Ex Catalan police chief says he was ready to arrest Puigdemont

Madrid - The former chief of Catalonia' police force said Thursday his officers were ready to arrest the region's ex-president Carles Puigdemont during the failed 2017 independence bid, if they had been asked to do so by judicial authorities.

Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

Nam Dinh - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly freed earlier this week.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case loses bid for release

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case has release bid rejected

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case seeks freedom

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is expected to learn Thursday whether she will be freed, days after the shock release of her Indonesian co-accused.

Saudi women activists on trial after a year in detention

Apo - Ten Saudi women appeared in court Wednesday for the first time since being detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists, ratcheting up scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.

Women activists in Saudi court after year in detention

Apo - Ten Saudi women detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists appeared in court on Wednesday, an official said, intensifying scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Iraqi admits killing 14-year-old German girl but denies rape

Wiesbaden - An Iraqi man confessed in a German court Tuesday to the murder of a teenage girl, but denied raping her in a case that inflamed anti-immigrant tensions last year.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Iraqi faces German court in 'Susanna' rape-murder case

Berlin - An Iraqi man goes on trial in Germany Tuesday accused of the rape and murder of a teenage girl that inflamed anti-immigrant tensions amid a mass influx of asylum seekers.

Brussels Jewish museum killer sentenced to life in prison

Apo - The French jihadist who shot dead four people in a terrorist attack at a Jewish museum was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Brussels court, after prosecutors branded him a "coward" and a "psychopath".

Brussels Jewish museum killer facing jail says 'life goes on'

Apo - A French jihadist found guilty of shooting dead four people in a terrorist attack at Brussels' Jewish museum joked Monday "life goes on" as prosecutors demanded he be jailed for life.

Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh sentenced to 7 years in prison

Tehran - Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to seven years in jail for security offences, a judge at Tehran's Revolutionary Court told semi-official ISNA news agency on Monday.

Russian prosecutors seek four years for Chechnya activist

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Monday asked a court to sentence a top rights activist in Chechnya to four years in a penal colony over what campaigners say are trumped-up drug charges.

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Shah Alam - An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family.

Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong Nam murder case

Shah Alam - A Malaysian court Monday freed an Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother after prosecutors withdrew the murder charge against her.

Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

Hanoi - Vietnam on Thursday jailed 15 people for "causing public disorder" after violent demonstrations last year over a proposed investment project that protesters said catered to Chinese firms.

Frenchman convicted of Belgium Jewish museum murders

Apo - A jury found Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche guilty Thursday of the "terrorist murders" of four people at Brussels' Jewish museum, in the first case of a Syria jihad veteran to stage an attack in Europe.

Russian rights group awaits verdict of its Chechnya chief

Moscow - Russia's top rights group on Wednesday denounced the trial of its Chechnya branch leader as a "tragic" means to obstruct his work with the court expected to deliver its verdict next week.

Spanish police give their version of Catalan referendum violence

Madrid - Spanish security officials have defended their handling of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, saying police had no choice but to use the kind of force captured in violent mages were flashed around the world in 2017.

White farmers jailed for murder of black teen in South Africa

Mafikeng - A South African court on Wednesday handed jail terms of 23 and 18 years to two white farmers who murdered a black teenager suspected of stealing sunflowers in a remote farming community.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, their lawyers said Sunday.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.
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