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I.Coast's ex-first lady prepares for second trial

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried for crimes against humanity starting Tuesday, having already been jailed for 20 years for her part in 2010's post-electoral violence.

Verdict due in war crimes trial of Chad ex-dictator

Dakar - A special court in Senegal was due to deliver its verdict Monday in the war crimes trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, bringing a long-awaited reckoning to victims and their families.

15 jailed for S.American dictatorships' atrocities

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court jailed 15 South American ex-military officers for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and '80s.

Judgment day for historic South America repression

Buenos Aires - South American ex-military leaders faced judgment Friday for their alleged role in the torture and assassination of leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships during the 1970s and 1980s.

ICoast court rejects appeal by ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's supreme court has rejected former first lady Simone Gbagbo's appeal against a 20-year sentence over her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections that her husband Laurent Gbagbo lost, her lawyer said.

Judgment day for historic South America repression

Buenos Aires - South American ex-military leaders face judgment Friday accused of collaborating to torture and assassinate leftist dissidents in a US-backed crackdown during the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s.

Discrimination case against Disneyland Paris should be dropped: Prosecutors

Meaux - Discrimination charges against Euro Disney over job adverts that called only for "European" candidates should be dropped, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Leaked IS documents to be used in French jihadist trial

Paris - French prosecutors will use leaked Islamic State documents to help identify seven suspected jihadists going on trial next week, including the brother of a Paris attacker, sources close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Charleston church shooter faces death penalty in federal trial

Washington - The man accused of gunning down nine African American churchgoers in South Carolina last year will face two death penalty trials, after federal prosecutors announced they would seek capital punishment.

Germany seeks jail for ex-SS Auschwitz guard, 94

Berlin - German prosecutors on Friday sought six years' imprisonment for a 94-year-old former SS guard on trial for complicity in 170,000 murders at Auschwitz.

Belgian prosecutors seek long terms for alleged Verviers jihadists

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors on Thursday demanded that four alleged jihadists accused of links to the terror cell behind the Paris and Brussels attacks receive between 10 and 18 years in jail.

Russian artist refuses to testify at trial for torching security service HQ

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky refused to testify in court on Wednesday at the first full hearing of his trial for setting fire to the security service headquarters in a political protest.

Prosecutor seeks 18 years in jail for migrant disaster boat skipper

Rome - An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday requested an 18-year prison term for the alleged captain of a migrant boat which sank off Libya in April 2015, killing as many as 800 people, Italian media reported.

Jailed Russian artist Pavlensky says guards cracked rib in beating

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for setting fire to the security service headquarters in a protest, on Tuesday accused guards of beating him and cracking his rib.

Egypt sentences 6 inmates for beating jailed Frenchman to death

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down seven-year prison sentences to six men convicted of beating to death a jailed Frenchman in 2013, while his family and the defence have blamed the authorities.

Egypt jails 152 over anti-government protests

Cairo - Egyptian courts have handed out jail sentences on the weekend to 152 people for taking part in unlicensed anti-government protests, judicial officials and lawyers said on Sunday.

Cocktail was 'religious event' trial told as cardinals stay away

Vatican City - Top cardinal Pietro Parolin and two close associates of Pope Francis have sidestepped giving evidence in the controversial and increasingly embarrassing Vatican trial of five people accused of leaking classified Holy See documents.

Egypt court jails 51 for protests over Saudi island deal

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 51 people to two years in prison for protests against the handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial officials and lawyers said.

Uganda authorities confirm opposition leader's treason charge

Kanpala - Authorities confirmed on Saturday that Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was charged with treason for challenging the result of recent elections and holding his own swearing-in ceremony.

'Luxleaks' trial verdict on June 29: Luxembourg judge

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg judge will deliver the verdict in the trial of two whistleblowers and a journalist in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal on June 29, he said Wednesday.

German court rejects Erdogan's challenge against media group boss

Berlin - A German court on Tuesday threw out a bid by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for an injunction against the boss of German media giant Axel Springer in a widening row over free speech.

LuxLeaks prosecutors seek 18 months' jail for whistleblowers

Luxembourg - Luxembourg prosecutors on Tuesday called for two whistleblowers on trial over the "LuxLeaks" scandal to be given jail sentences of 18 months, and for a journalist to be fined.

Rwandan mayors on trial in France over 1994 genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors went on trial in Paris on Tuesday, accused of orchestrating "massive and systematic summary executions" during the central African country's 1994 genocide.

Erdogan launches legal action against German media group boss

Berlin - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched legal action to prevent the head of German media giant Axel Springer from repeating support for a TV satirist who crudely insulted the Turkish leader, a lawyer said Monday."It's like a gang rape.

Belgian jihadist plotters 'had bomb chemicals'

Brussels - A Belgian terror cell with links to the Paris and Brussels attacks had acquired bomb-making chemicals before it was smashed by police last year, a judge said Monday at the opening of the trial of the cell's members.

Trial opens of Israeli soldier who shot wounded Palestinian

Jaffa - The politically charged trial began Monday of an Israeli soldier accused of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground.

Rwandan mayors to go on trial in France over 1994 genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France on Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country.

Rwandan genocide survivors hope for justice from Paris trial

Kayonza - Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Damascene Rutagungira still cannot bear the sight of the Catholic church in the eastern village of Kabarondo, where his family was massacred before his eyes.

Two more held over attempt to shoot Turkish journalist: report

Istanbul - Two more people were detained on Saturday in connection with the attempted shooting of a Turkish opposition journalist outside an Istanbul courthouse where he was standing trial, the Dogan news agency reported Saturday.

Turkey opposition journalists jailed in press freedom trial

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Friday jailed two opposition journalists on charges of revealing state secrets, in a trial that has become a lightning rod for concerns about the erosion of press freedom in Turkey.
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