A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced a disgraced banking tycoon to 30 years in jail over a multi-million dollar scandal that shocked the nation's already fragile financial markets.
Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen on Friday received a life sentence in Switzerland for seven murders committed in the Central American country.
A Greek court on Wednesday sentenced a suspected activist of the far-right Golden Dawn party to 10 years in prison for stabbing a high-school student, judicial officials said.
A Swaziland court on Friday sentenced a magazine editor to a suspended three-month term for articles written four years ago comparing the country's chief justice to a high school punk.
North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said Saturday, the latest Christian preacher to run into trouble in the secretive state.
An Ecuadoran court on Thursday sentenced exiled ex-president Jamil Mahuad to 12 years in jail for corruption.
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.
Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo was sentenced in New York to five years and 10 months in prison Thursday for a $2.5 million bribery scandal.
Pastor of the Grace Church Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev has been given a suspended 4-year sentence in Kazakhstan.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified the treaty with China on transferring Kazakhstani convicts to Kazakhstan.
A well-known Argentine priest began a 15-year prison sentence for pedophilia Monday, four years after he was convicted.
The United States announced plans Monday to reduce its use of mandatory sentences for drug offenses in order to tackle a cycle of poverty and incarceration in overcrowded jails.
A US federal court in New York on Wednesday sentenced convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson to death by lethal injection for a second time.
A Russian court's decision to sentence protest leader Alexei Navalny to five years in a penal colony on fraud charges has prompted global concern.
A US grand jury on Thursday indicted teenager Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on 30 counts in connection with the April double bomb attack on the Boston marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260.
An Italian court is expected to deliver its verdict Monday on whether former premier Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an underage prostitute and abused his official powers.
A US judge cut 10 years off the prison sentence of disgraced former Enron chief executive Jeff Skilling on Friday after he spent years fighting his original 24-year jail term for fraud.
An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced celebrated fashion house duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to one year and eight months in prison for avoiding taxes totalling 200 million euros ($268 million).
Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for organizing contraband arms shipments to Croatia and Ecuador during his tenure.
A Cairo court sentenced 43 Egyptian and foreign NGO staff on Tuesday to jail terms of up to five years for working illegally, sparking outrage and raising fears for the future of civil society.
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