George Floyd trial: Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder
21 April 2021 | 8:58 am
A jury has found white former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of Black man George Floyd last year.
Derek Chauvin was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing George Floyd. The death of Floyd sparked massive protests for racial justice.
Wayne Couzens, a serving police officer at the time, had admitted to abducting Everard by pretending to arrest her.
The trial of 14 people accused of plotting to assassinate Burkina Faso's former president Thomas Sankara started on Monday, more than 30 years after he was gunned down in one of the most infamous killings in modern African history. Sankara - a charismatic Marxist revolutionary widely known as "Africa's Che Guevara" - was killed in 1987 during a coup led by his former ally Blaise Compaore.
The trial into the murder of Burkina Faso's former president Thomas Sankara opens, more than 30 years after he was gunned down. In Mozambique, there are warnings that the mass displacement caused by years of violent Islamist insurgency is leaving communities around Cabo Delgado province with few health services.
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Ibrahim Rotich, the husband of slain Kenyan Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, was charged with her murder and pleaded not guilty in a Kenyan court on Tuesday (November 16). Rotich, 41, had been ordered last week to undergo a mental health test before entering a plea. Tirop was found stabbed to death at her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on Oct. 13, in a case that has shone a spotlight on violence against women in the east African country. Rotich appeared in court in handcuffs, wearing a black jacket and a cap. He looked down at the floor for most of the proceedings.
A jury in the US state of Georgia has found three white men guilty of murder in the 2020 killing of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. The men had followed Arbery in a truck as he ran though a neighborhood.
German jihadist Nils D. has been found guilty of torturing a man to death while serving as guard at an "Islamic State" prison.
Germany's top court is reviewing the case of an accomplice to the neo-Nazi NSU terror cell. Prosecutors are hoping to increase his sentence from 2.5 to 12 years.
The US is facing criticism over a decision not to target Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman with sanctions, despite the release of an intelligence report showing he approved an operation to murder and dismember the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A former police officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the killing of George Floyd. The incident sparked nationwide protests over police brutality and led to the officer's conviction on state murder charges.
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