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Turkey journalists jailed for publishing Mohammed cartoon

Ankara - An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed originally published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Taiwan party organiser jailed for fireball that killed 15

Taipei - The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark, leaving 15 dead and hundreds injured, was jailed for almost five years Tuesday as the court cited the "excruciating pain" of the bereaved.

Karadzic conviction 'historic day' for international justice: Ban

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the genocide conviction Thursday of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic as a "historic day" for international criminal justice.

Karadzic found guilty of genocide, sentenced to 40 years

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was Thursday found guilty of genocide by UN war crimes judges and sentenced to 40 years in jail over the worst atrocities on European soil since World War II.

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.

Myanmar jails New Zealander over Buddha 'insult' ad

Yangon - A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were jailed for two and a half years with hard labour by a Yangon court Tuesday for using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.

Egypt sets Morsi trial verdict for prison break May 16

Cairo - An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the prison break trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Wednesday.

Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life

Phnom Penh - Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

7 jailed for life over sexual assaults in Cairo square

Cairo - Seven men were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, following a pledge by Egypt's new authorities to tackle an epidemic in such crimes.

Mumbai court convicts four over photographer gang-rape

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted four men Thursday over the gang-rape of a photographer on assignment in the Indian city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women's safety.The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August la...

Bayern Munich president Hoeness jailed for three and a half years

Munich - A German court on Thursday sentenced football legend Uli Hoeness, president of powerhouse club Bayern Munich, to three and a half years in jail for evading millions in taxes."In the name of the people, Mr Ulrich Hoeness is sentenced for seven serious c...

German court sentences Bayern boss Hoeness to jail for tax evasion

A German court convicted Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness of tax evasion on Thursday and sentenced the man who turned the soccer club into one of the world's most successful sports dynasties to 3-1/2 year...

U.S. businessman convicted in China economic espionage case

A California businessman was convicted on Wednesday of stealing DuPont <DD.N> trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.

U.S. businessman convicted in DuPont economic espionage case

A U.S. jury on Wednesday convicted a California businessman of stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.

Birmingham's Yeung money-laundering verdict delayed

Hong Kong - Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung will have to wait until next week to find out whether he has been convicted in a multi-million dollar money-laundering trial as the judge adjourned a long verdict hearing until next week.The Hong Kong tycoon had been ...

Birmingham City boss Yeung faces money-laundering verdict

Hong Kong - Hong Kong businessman and Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung faces up to 14 years in jail if found guilty at the close of his multi-million dollar money-laundering trial on Friday.For over two years the case has been in the courts, with the 53-year-old...

Op-Ed: 'George Zimmerman got away with murder,' so says Juror B29

"One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."

Op-Ed: Don't let knee-jerk hysteria kill sensible laws

Yesterday, I posted a synopsis of my general thoughts on the public’s outrage over the George Zimmerman trial and verdict. Today, my focus is on a more specific but related issue: Florida’s "controversial" “stand your ground law”.

Op-Ed: Following Zimmerman verdict, outrage misguided

In a post yesterday, I referred to widespread social outrage over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial as “misguided consternation.” Today I thought I would write a more detailed explanation of my thoughts on the topic.

Op-Ed: Obama focuses on 'black' crime in Zimmerman speech

Washington - President Barack Obama spoke in depth on the Zimmerman verdict Friday. There was inordinate silence in the interim, and his speech was not voluntary.

Video: Verdict Friday in Pussy Riot case in Moscow

Moscow - The three members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot will face the judge on Friday to hear the verdict that could send them to prison for three years.

Berlusconi bribery trial ends with no verdict as time runs out

Rome - Former Italian Prime Minister evades punishment on charges of bribing British lawyer David Mills. The statute of limitations had run out and a verdict could not be reached.

Op-Ed: Jury reaches guilty verdict in Shafia Family murder trial

Kingston - In the Shafia family murder trial, the jury has reached a verdict. On trial for the brutal murder of three daughters, as well as the first wife of Mohammed Shafia, in a bigamous marriage, the three, Mohammed, Tooba Yahya, and Hamed all pleaded not guilty.

Op-Ed: How to Feel Better About the Casey Anthony Verdict

Orlando - Many justice-loving Americans were shocked when Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder, manslaughter or aggravated child abuse.

Op-Ed: The Casey Anthony Verdict is In

The jury in Orlando, Florida found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony. It was an outcome that surprised many people around the country and even defense attorney Jose Baez.

Phil Spector found guilty

Phil Spector, the world famous music producer has been found guilty of murder. Actress Lana Clarkson was found dead at his house in 2003.

Diana And Dodi Unlawfully Killed Says Jury - Is This What We Wanted To Hear?

The verdict on the inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion, Dodi al Fayed has resulted in "gross negligence" at the hands of Henri Paul and the paparazzi, yet Mr al Fayed is disappointed. Would he have preferred murder?

Jury Reaches Verdict in Jose Padilla Terror Support Trial

The jury in the Jose Padilla terror trial reached a verdict today after less than two days of deliberations, according to an official in U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke's office in Miami.

Niagara Cop Acquitted of Sexual Assault

After a trial that was difficult for everyone, Niagara Regional Police officer Michael Moore was acquitted of sexual assault in a Hamilton courtroom today. He was convicted of breach of trust.
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