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Kazakshtan Majilis ratifies extradition agreement with Italy

Kazakhstan Parliament’s lower chamber, the Majilis, has ratified the Agreement on Extradition of Convicts between Kazakhstan and Italy.

Kazakshtan Majilis ratifies extradition agreement with Italy
Flavio Sidagni before and after his prison term. Photos courtesy of La Republica and Il Post
Italian ex-top manager released on parole to stay in Kazakhstan

Italian citizen Flavio Sidagni who was released on parole in August will stay in Kazakhstan.

Italian ex-top manager released on parole to stay in Kazakhstan
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Kazakh Senate questions security of electronic tagging devices

Kazakhstani Senate has questioned the safety and security of electronic tagging devices.

Kazakh Senate questions security of electronic tagging devices
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Mother sentenced to 8 years of prison for selling her children in Kazakhstan

A specialized district court of South Kazakhstan Oblast sentenced the 27 y.o. mother who sold four of her children.

Mother sentenced to 8 years of prison for selling her children in Kazakhstan
Azamat Tazhayakov's courtroom sketch.  Photo courtesy of wpri.com/AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins
US court makes first conviction in Boston attacks

A US jury on Monday returned the first conviction over the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks, finding a friend of the prime suspect guilty of obstructing the investigation into the bombings.

US court makes first conviction in Boston attacks
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Former convicts to build EXPO-2017 facilities in Kazakhstan

Press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Astana informed that former convicts will build the facilities for EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan.

Former convicts to build EXPO-2017 facilities in Kazakhstan
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Iran hangs man convicted of $2.6 bn bank scam

An Iranian businessman convicted of masterminding a $2.6 billion banking scam, the biggest fraud case in the country's history, was hanged on Saturday, state media reported.

Iran hangs man convicted of $2.6 bn bank scam
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No beard for convicts: Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Interior Affairs suggested introducing new regulations considering the appearance of convicts into the New Criminal Code.

No beard for convicts: Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan
Dupont Co.'s Chestnut Run site in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo courtesy of bloomberg.com
US businessman, engineer sold trade secrets to China: jury

A US jury convicted a California businessman Wednesday of selling stolen trade secrets to Chinese firms so they could develop a pigment used to whiten a wide range of products.

US businessman, engineer sold trade secrets to China: jury
Zhang Shuxia, an obstetrician involved in baby trafficking, stands trial in Weinan Intermediate People's Court in Weinan, Shaanxi province, December 30, 2013. ©Reuters/China Daily
China doctor guilty of baby trafficking

A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted an obstetrician of abducting newborn babies and gave her a suspended death sentence.

China doctor guilty of baby trafficking
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'

Pussy Riot bandmember Maria Alyokhina, who was freed from prison Monday under a Kremlin-backed amnesty, slammed the measure as a mere publicity stunt and said that she would have preferred to remain in prison.

Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo© Danial Okasov
Nazarbayev ratifies treaty with China on transfer of convicted Kazakhstanis

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified the treaty with China on transferring Kazakhstani convicts to Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev ratifies treaty with China on transfer of convicted Kazakhstanis
Marat Beketayev. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan
Penal Reform International to change lives of prisoners in Kazakhstan

Penal Reform International will change the lives of prisoners in Kazakhstan, helping the country in its effort to humanize the penal system.

Penal Reform International to change lives of prisoners in Kazakhstan
Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud
Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking fresh outrage more than three years after his prison death.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud
Funeral of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russia to issue verdict in trial of late Magnitsky

A Russian court is expected to convict a dead man on Thursday, completing the posthumous trial of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Russia to issue verdict in trial of late Magnitsky
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Texas executes 500th inmate since death penalty reinstated

The US state of Texas on Wednesday executed its 500th convict since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, a record in a country where capital punishment is in decline elsewhere.

Texas executes 500th inmate since death penalty reinstated
German fake Rockefeller guilty of US murder
German fake Rockefeller guilty of US murder

A German fantasist who impersonated a member of the Rockefeller family, an English aristocrat and a Hollywood film producer, was convicted Wednesday of murdering his California landlord in 1985.

German fake Rockefeller guilty of US murder
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Kazakhstan spent over 500 thousand tenge per convict in 2012

Detention of one convict in the prison cost Kazakhstan budget 580 thousand tenge ($3,9 thousand) in 2012.

Kazakhstan spent over 500 thousand tenge per convict in 2012
Argentine ex-president Menem convicted arms smuggling
Argentine ex-president Menem convicted arms smuggling

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was convicted on Friday of orchestrating arms smuggling while in office.

Argentine ex-president Menem convicted arms smuggling
US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year
US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year

The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world was jailed in the US for a year Wednesday for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offense.

US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year