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ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

Cairo - Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt's president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as "politically motivated".

Jailed Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

Cairo - The three journalists for Al-Jazeera television's English-language channel sentenced to three years after being convicted in a retrial of broadcasting false news are all conflict-hardened veteran correspondents.

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation.

Egypt court set to rule in Jazeera reporters' trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television's English-language news channel whose two-year ordeal sparked a global campaign for their release.

Sentsov: Film director turned political prisoner

Moscow - Oleg Sentsov, jailed by Russia Tuesday for 20 years on "terrorism" charges, is a promising young film director who financed his first movie from the proceeds of his children's computer and video-gaming club.

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Rostov-on-don - A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors.

Khmer Rouge 'first lady' Ieng Thirith dies: Cambodia tribunal

Phnom Penh - The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, Ieng Thirith, died Saturday, according to a UN-backed tribunal which stayed its trial of her in 2012 on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity due to her ill health.

Russia court nixes bid to move Ukraine pilot trial to Moscow

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday turned down an appeal to shift the high-profile trial of a Ukrainian female helicopter pilot from southern Russia to Moscow, her lawyer said.

Russia prosecutors seek 23 years jail for Ukraine filmmaker

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov be jailed for 23 years on terror charges, in a trial decried by the West.

Russia jails Estonian officer for 15 years for spying

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian intelligence officer to 15 years in jail, drawing EU and US ire after Tallinn said he was kidnapped at gunpoint on its territory.

Danish nurse charged with fourth patient murder

Copenhage - A 30-year-old nurse in Denmark was charged with a fourth count of murder on Tuesday following a series of suspicious patient deaths on her ward, a court heard on Tuesday.

US cinema shooter escapes death penalty

Centennial - The American gunman who stormed a Batman movie premiere and killed 12 cinemagoers escaped the death penalty but will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Argentina ex-leader on trial for obstructing bombing probe

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Carlos Menem went on trial Thursday with 12 co-accused for allegedly obstructing the investigation into the 1994 suicide bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people.

'Cecil the lion' trial postponed in Zimbabwe: judge

Hwange - The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, was postponed on Wednesday until next month after an application from his lawyers.

Kuwait mosque attack suspect admits being in IS

Kuwait City - The main suspect in a deadly attack on a Kuwaiti Shiite mosque in June confessed in court on Tuesday to being in the jihadist Islamic State group.

ICC must investigate Ivorian president's camp for wartime abuses: HRW

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Jury says Batman gunman mental illness no bar to execution

Centennial - The US jury deciding the fate of James Holmes, who gunned down 12 people at a "Batman" movie premiere, on Monday refused to take the death penalty off the table.

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court Sunday postponed for a second time its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, rescheduling it to August 29 in a move that sparked widespread criticism.

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera retrial verdict

Cairo - An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked a global outcry.

Russia puts Ukraine aviator in the dock

Moscow - Russia on Thursday opens the high-profile trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in a politically charged case that could send ties between Moscow and Kiev to a new low.

Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict denounced by rights campaigners.

Ex-head of notorious Romania Communist prison given 20-yrs jail

Bucharest - The former commander of one of the most notorious prisons under Romania's ousted Communist regime was given a 20-year jail term Friday.

Romania labour camp commander given 20-year term

Bucharest - Alexandru Visinescu, who ran one of the most notorious labour camps under Romania's ousted Communist regime, was given a 20-year jail term Friday.

Nazi hunter reports Danish man to police over war crimes

Copenhage - A top Nazi hunter on Tuesday filed a police complaint against a 90-year-old Danish man for allegedly working as a guard in a Belarus concentration camp during World War II."Unfortunately the justice ministry chose not to deal with this ...

Landmark trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned

Dakar - Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was forcibly brought to court Tuesday on the second day of his landmark trial in Senegal but judges adjourned the case until September to enable appointed lawyers to prepare his defence.

Russia puts Ukraine film director on trial for 'terror'

Rostov-on-don - A Ukrainian film director went on trial on terror charges in southern Russia on Tuesday after Moscow held him for more than a year in a case decried by Kiev, rights groups and prominent film directors across the globe.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' appeals German verdict

Berlin - A former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has appealed a four-year jail sentence handed down to him last week, his legal team said Monday.

Boston bomber's super-max jail is 'version of hell'

New York - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is incarcerated at America's harshest maximum security prison, likened to hell on earth by former wardens and rights activists, until his transfer to death row.

Senegal tries ex-Chad dictator in test for African justice

Dakar - More than a quarter-century after his blood-soaked reign came to an end, former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial in a Senegalese court on Monday in what is seen as a test case for African justice.
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