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US student accused of Rome policeman's murder 'beaten' in custody

Rome - An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman says he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, a leaked official transcript showed.

Russian journalist avoids jail but given huge fine in 'terror' case

Pskov - A Russian journalist avoided a prison sentence on Monday but was given a $7,000 fine for "justifying terrorism" in a controversial case that sparked an outcry at home and abroad.

Russian journalist found guilty of 'justifying terrorism'

Pskov - A Russian journalist was found guilty on Monday and handed a hefty fine for "justifying terrorism" in a case that sparked an outcry among her allies at home and rights groups abroad.

Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

Istanbul - Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on "terrorist" charges by an Istanbul court on Friday in a case reflecting mounting official pressure on civil society.

Turkey trial begins into Ghosn escape from Japan

Istanbul - The trial opened in Turkey on Friday of seven suspects over the audacious escape of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul in December, local media reported.

French ex-PM Fillon gets two-year term in fake job scandal

Paris - A Paris court on Monday sentenced French former prime minister Francois Fillon to five years in prison, three suspended, for orchestrating a fake job for his wife in a scandal that cost him his shot at the presidency in 2017.

French ex-PM Fillon faces verdict in fraud trial

Paris - A French court is scheduled to give its verdict Monday in the trial of former premier Francois Fillon on charges of setting up a fake job for his wife, although the ruling could be delayed by a controversy over alleged pressure on prosecutors.

Fraud ruling looms for former French PM Fillon

Paris - A French court gives its verdict Monday in the trial of former premier Francois Fillon on charges of setting up a fake job for his wife that paid her over a million euros in public funds, a scandal that demolished his 2017 presidential bid.

Kyrgyzstan ex-leader sentenced to 11 years in crime boss case

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's former president was sentenced to 11 years in jail Tuesday over the illegal release of a crime boss, a case that caused a violent power struggle with his successor.

Russian court hands down heavy sentences to leftists

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court on Monday sentenced two leftist activists to long prison terms on controversial terror charges in a case that has sparked widespread criticism.

Prosecutors hid evidence in Italy cop's murder case: defence

Rome - Italian prosecutors hid evidence that a key figure in the murder of a Rome cop by two US students was a police informer, a defence lawyer told AFP Saturday.

France's Macron seeks review of fraud case against ex-rival and PM Fillon

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron has called for a probe into claims that prosecutors were pressured to move fast in a fraud inquiry against former prime minister Francois Fillon, his main right-wing rival in France's 2017 presidential race.

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sex abuse in Assad's jails

Berlin - Seven Syrians who allegedly suffered or witnessed rape and sexual abuse in detention centres under President Bashar al-Assad's government have submitted a criminal complaint to prosecutors in Germany, an NGO supporting them said Thursday.

French jail sentence for uncle of Syria's Assad

Paris - A Paris court on Wednesday found Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle guilty of misappropriating public funds in Syria, laundering the spoils and building a vast property portfolio in France with ill-gotten gains.

Rights lawyer sentenced to four years jail in China, says wife

Bejing - A Chinese human rights lawyer detained in Beijing two years ago after calling for multi-candidate elections was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, his wife told AFP.

Verdict in French graft trial of Bashar al-Assad's uncle

Paris - A Paris court will give its verdict Wednesday in a trial on money laundering charges for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle, who amassed a fortune in France over several decades.

Family of American 'spy' imprisoned in Russia expects trade

Washington - The brother of the American sentenced by a Russian court to 16 years in prison for espionage said Tuesday he believes Moscow wants to exchange him for a notorious arms dealer or Russian diplomatic properties shuttered by Washington.

German neo-Nazi planned politician's murder 'for years'

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi went on trial Tuesday for the 2019 murder of a pro-refugee politician, with the court hearing that he allegedly began plotting the killing after the 2016 Islamist truck attack in Nice fuelled his hatred of foreigners.

German neo-Nazi on trial for politician's murder

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi went on trial Tuesday for the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke, a killing that shocked the country and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

US 'outraged' as Russia convicts American of spying

Washington - The United States expressed outrage Monday over a Russian court's conviction of American Paul Whelan on espionage charges, saying he was deprived of a fair trial.

Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a verdict that has outraged Washington.

Russia to deliver verdict in spy trial of US ex-marine

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday will deliver a verdict in the trial of former US marine Paul Whelan who risks up to 20 years in prison on an espionage charge.The hearing at Moscow City Court is due to start at 0800 GMT.

Turkish court jails US consul staffer for aiding 'terror group'

Istanbul - A local US consulate employee was sentenced to nearly nine years in prison in Turkey Thursday for "aiding an armed terror group" that Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup, in a decision denounced by its NATO ally Washington.

Russian historian goes on trial for chopping up lover

Sanktpeterburg - The trial of a decorated Russian historian accused of murdering and dismembering his young lover began Tuesday in a case that has fuelled intense debate in Russia over domestic violence.

Algeria court rejects detained journalist's bail plea

Alger - A court in Algeria on Wednesday rejected a bail plea by a prominent journalist detained since late March, a prisoner support group said.

Australian media to be tried for contempt over Pell reporting

Sydney - Dozens of Australian journalists and news organisations will go on trial in November for allegedly violating a gag order barring coverage of Cardinal George Pell's sex crimes case, a judge said Tuesday.

Russian prosecutors seek 18 years for ex-US marine in spy trial

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a former US marine charged with spying to be sentenced to 18 years in prison, after a closed-door trial denounced by Washington and his family.

Top German court to rule on VW 'Dieselgate' compensation

Frankfurt Am Main - Almost five years after Volkswagen's admission to cheating on emissions tests involving millions of diesel engined cars, a top German court will on Monday finally rule in a battle over compensation for tens of thousands of affected owners.

Israel's Netanyahu begins graft trial with 'head held high'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse on Sunday saying his head was "held high" as he began a long-delayed corruption trial.

Netanyahu to face court in 'unprecedented' corruption trial

Jerusalem - Israel's veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set Sunday to become the country's first sitting premier to face criminal charges over a string of corruption allegations which he denies.
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