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Russian coastal city of Kaliningrad. ©Reuters
Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow'

A Lithuanian national has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying on Moscow.

Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow'
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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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Kazakhstan allocates $13 million for electronic tagging

Kazakhstan has recently introduced changes to the Criminal Code. In this regard, the state will allocate $13 million for electronic tagging devices for monitoring convicts.

Kazakhstan allocates $13 million for electronic tagging
Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist
Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist

A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were Friday sentenced to 20 years in jai for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner.

Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist
William Potts. ©Reuters/Desmond Boylan
US hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

A former Black Panther who hijacked an airplane in 1984 and diverted it to Cuba was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Miami.

US hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison
Syed Talha Ahsan (R). ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
US sentences British men over Taliban support

A US judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.

US sentences British men over Taliban support
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Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot

A US actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison

Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot
Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder
Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder

A Malaysian shopkeeper was sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of murdering a French tourist on a popular resort island.

Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder
Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop
Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop

Two retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Catholic bishop during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop
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Pastor of state church 'sentenced to 12 years' in China

A pastor of a state-sanctioned church in China has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, his lawyer and an overseas rights group said, accusing authorities of "fabricated charges".

Pastor of state church 'sentenced to 12 years' in China
Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing
Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing

A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali new year.

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing
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Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five young Shiites to jail terms ranging from three to six years for insulting the kingdom's flag during protests, an official source said.

Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult
Heavy jail terms for Chinese anti-graft trio: lawyer
Heavy jail terms for Chinese anti-graft trio: lawyer

Three Chinese anti-corruption activists were sentenced to up to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, a lawyer said, the latest in their grass-roots movement to be jailed despite an official drive against graft.

Heavy jail terms for Chinese anti-graft trio: lawyer
John Henry. ©Reuters/Florida Department of Corrections
Florida executes death-row inmate, third in US in 24 hours

Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.

Florida executes death-row inmate, third in US in 24 hours
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'Utterly evil' Australian baby killer gets life

An "utterly evil" Australian man who killed a 10-month-old boy by bludgeoning him with a homemade baton during a burglary was Friday jailed for life.

'Utterly evil' Australian baby killer gets life
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Death sentences reversed in China rape case

A Chinese court overturned death sentences imposed on two men who allegedly forced into prostitution the daughter of a social campaigner, media reported Friday, the latest development in the high-profile case.

Death sentences reversed in China rape case
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty

US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan on Thursday for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.

US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty
Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges
Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges

An Indonesian prosecutor on Monday recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges