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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.

German neo-Nazi trial continues after defence bid to quit rejected

Munich - A German court hearing a landmark murder and terrorism trial Monday rejected a request by three defence lawyers to quit representing the surviving member of a neo-Nazi cell.

Senegal puts ex-Chad dictator on trial for atrocities

Dakar - Senegal prepared Monday to begin the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, 25 years after he fled there following an eight-year bloodsoaked reign of terror at home.

Jewish groups hail Auschwitz verdict, urge more trials

Deutschland - Jewish groups welcomed the conviction Wednesday of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and urged justice authorities to maintain pressure on ageing war criminals.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' sentenced to four years in jail

L - A German court Wednesday sentenced a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" to four years in jail, in what was expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials.

Verdict due in German trial of 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Deutschland - A verdict is due Wednesday in the case of a former SS officer known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, expected to be one of the last German trials of its kind.

'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' says very sorry ahead of German verdict

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the 'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' said he was "very sorry" for his time stationed at the Nazi death camp, ahead of a verdict in Germany expected Wednesday.

Washington Post reporter trial resumes in Iran

Tehran - The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, accused of spying on Iran for the United States, resumed behind closed doors in Tehran on Monday, state media announced.

Ex-archbishop hospitalised ahead of Vatican paedophilia trial

Vatican City - A former Polish archbishop became ill and was placed in intensive care ahead of the opening of his unprecedented trial on paedophilia charges at the Vatican, officials said Saturday.

Leader of French Islamist group jailed for nine years

Paris - A French court on Friday jailed the leader of a local Islamist group for nine years for "criminal association with a terrorist group.

Iraq court sentences 24 to hang over Tikrit massacre

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced 24 men to hang over the June 2014 massacre by jihadists and allied militants of hundreds of mostly Shiite military recruits in Tikrit.

Frenchwoman jailed for three years for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics firms for use in luxury beauty products.

Prosecutors seek 3.5 years' jail for 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Deutschland - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were seeking three and a half years' jail for a former SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz".

Hundreds of lawyers back Moroccan women on trial over outfits

Rabat - Hundreds of lawyers have registered to defend two women who went on trial in Morocco on Monday accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses considered provocative, an activist said.

French mum jailed for 9 years for killing eight babies

Douai - A French court jailed a housewife for nine years Thursday for killing eight of her newborns after a dramatic trial in which she lied about having an incestuous relationship with her father.

Health problems delay 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial

Deutschland - Closing arguments expected in the German trial of a former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" were postponed Thursday due to the ill health of the 94-year-old defendant.

French prosecutors seek 18 years for mum in baby murders

Douai - French prosecutors on Wednesday called for an 18-year jail term for a housewife on trial for allegedly murdering eight of her children at birth, with most of their corpses found hidden in her garage.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict.

Cyprus sentences Lebanese to six years on bomb charges

Nicosia - Cyprus on Monday sentenced to six years in jail a Lebanese man who pleaded guilty to terror charges linked to 8.2 tonnes of potential bomb-making material found in his home.

Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims for the first time at a highly emotional court hearing Wednesday where he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attacks.
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