Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak gets 12 years jail for 1MDB graft trial
29 July 2020 | 7:00 am
Najib faced 7 charges relating to money that went missing from a state development fund. Abuse of power and money laundering were some of the charges he faced. It's not the end of his legal troubles.
After searching for close to 10 days, rescuers called off the operation when the body of a boy, the last missing person, was unearthed. A total of 11 children died in the landslide.
Zimbabwe signed a bill into law on Tuesday outlawing organized protests by healthcare workers following strike action in a protracted dispute over pay.
The defendants say they saved lives but prosecutors claim they were involved in human smuggling, forgery and espionage.
Former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri has agreed to work with authorities in exchange for a reduced sentence. He is one of four people with links to the parliament charged with participating in the activities of a criminal organisation, money laundering and corruption.
The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party is facing possible court-ordered dissolution ahead of elections in May. The court has refused to postpone the decision until after the vote.
A South African judge presiding over Jacob Zuma's arms corruption trial recused himself on Monday, in a move likely to add further delay in an affair already dating back more than two decades.
Alexander Nevzorov was sentenced to eight years in prison in absentia. He was targeted for his reporting on the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Dozens of pro-democracy figures have been charged with "conspiracy to commit subversion" and are facing possible life sentences. Their trial opened two years after the initial arrests.
They’ve come to be known as the Hong Kong 47. A group of prominent activists, former lawmakers and student leaders went on trial this week, accused of trying to topple the pro-Beijing government. Most of them, including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong, have been detained since their arrests two years ago.
A South Carolina jury on Thursday found Richard "Alex" Murdaugh guilty of killing his wife and son, convicting the once-influential attorney of murder in a case that has gripped the nation's attention for nearly two years.
Reporters from one of Egypt's last remaining independent media outlets are preparing for what activists criticize is a politically motivated trial. The international community should be doing more to help, they say.
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