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ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years
ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years

The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain "Simba" Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particularly cruel" 2003 village massacre.

ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years
Graham Phillips. Photo courtesy of themoscowtimes.com
Kiev frees British journalist working for Russian TV

A British journalist has been released without charge after being detained by Ukrainian authorities, the Russian TV channel employing him, RT, said.

Kiev frees British journalist working for Russian TV
James Everett Dutschke. ©Reuters/Thomas Wells
US man jailed for 25 years for Obama ricin plot

A Mississippi man who concocted and then sent potentially lethal ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other senior US officials was jailed Monday for 25 years.

US man jailed for 25 years for Obama ricin plot
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag. ©bbc.com
Sudan judge orders Christian woman to hang for apostasy

A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced a heavily pregnant Christian woman to hang for apostasy, a ruling which Britain denounced as "barbaric" and left the United States "deeply disturbed".

Sudan judge orders Christian woman to hang for apostasy
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Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO

A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group told AFP.

Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. ©Reuters/Ammar Awad
Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 6 years jail for bribery

A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced Israeli ex-premier Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for accepting bribes linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, media reports said.

Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 6 years jail for bribery
US judge jails Chris Brown for violating probation
US judge jails Chris Brown for violating probation

Troubled singer Chris Brown admitted Friday to violating his probation and was jailed for a year in Los Angeles, though he was given credit for about eight months already served.

US judge jails Chris Brown for violating probation
Gerry Adams 'received death threat' after release
Gerry Adams 'received death threat' after release

Irish republican leader Gerry Adams received a "credible" death threat following his release after four days of questioning over a notorious IRA killing in Belfast, his party said.

Gerry Adams 'received death threat' after release
N.Ireland republicans rally against Gerry Adams arrest
N.Ireland republicans rally against Gerry Adams arrest

Hundreds of supporters of detained republican leader Gerry Adams rallied in Belfast on Saturday after Northern Ireland police obtained an extension to quiz him over a notorious IRA murder.

N.Ireland republicans rally against Gerry Adams arrest
Taiwanese woman jailed for trafficking Cambodian fishermen
Taiwanese woman jailed for trafficking Cambodian fishermen

A Taiwanese woman was on Tuesday jailed for 10 years by a Cambodian court for trafficking hundreds of people to work in slave-like conditions on fishing boats off Africa.

Taiwanese woman jailed for trafficking Cambodian fishermen
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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
F1 boss Ecclestone's bribery trial starts in Germany
F1 boss Ecclestone's bribery trial starts in Germany

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone went on trial in Germany Thursday accused of bribery in a case which threatens a jail term for the Briton who has controlled the motor sport for four decades.

F1 boss Ecclestone's bribery trial starts in Germany
Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov in the courtroom. ©Reuters
Boston prisoners' legal proceedings may be postponed: Stall

Legal proceedings against Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, Kazakhstani students who were arrested in the United States in relation to the Boston bombings case, may be delayed until August.

Boston prisoners' legal proceedings may be postponed: Stall
Israeli crime boss found shot dead
Israeli crime boss found shot dead

Prominent Israeli crime boss Charlie Abutbul was found dead on Thursday at his home near Tel Aviv, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, public radio said.

Israeli crime boss found shot dead
Robert Bill. Photo courtesy of english.alarabiya.net
Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO

Morocco Tuesday jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said.

Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO
Jonathan Fleming. Photo courtesy  of nypost.com
New Yorker declared innocent after doing 25 years for murder

A New York man savored his first full day of freedom on Wednesday after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

New Yorker declared innocent after doing 25 years for murder
Irene Matkowitzc. Photo courtesy of plus.google.com
Swedish woman jailed for cake attack on politician

A 60-year-old woman was sentenced to two months in jail Tuesday for attacking the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats with a cake and driving without a licence.

Swedish woman jailed for cake attack on politician
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US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar

A co-founder of the Pinkberry US frozen yogurt chain was jailed for seven years Friday for using a tire iron to attack a homeless man begging for money.

US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar
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Yemen upholds 10-year jail for 11 Somali pirates

An appeals court in the southern port of Aden upheld a 10-year jail term Sunday for 11 Somali pirates convicted of trying to hijack a ship in Yemeni waters.

Yemen upholds 10-year jail for 11 Somali pirates
Celestino Cordova, a 27-year-old indigenous Mapuche healer known as "machi". ©Reuters/Jose Luis
Chile indigenous leader gets 18 years for murders

A Chilean court sentenced a leader of the country's Mapuche population to 18 years in jail on Friday for a fire that killed an elderly farmer and his wife.

Chile indigenous leader gets 18 years for murders