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17 Nov
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.
12 Sep
Theodore McCarrick has been accused of molestation by altar boys and seminarians in three states. Following the allegations, he became the most powerful Catholic official in modern times to be removed from the church.
8 Sep
Jacob Anthony Chansley could face up to 51 months in prison over the January 6 unrest at the US Congress. He has since turned his back on the QAnon conspiracy theory, his lawyer said.
9 Jul
The killing of 33-year-old Sarah Everard sparked waves of demonstrations as people took to the streets of the UK to protest violence against women.
29 Jun
The concept of parading suspects has been practiced for decades by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, and continues to be practiced, despite section 36 subsection 5 of the Constitution stating that “every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed to be innocent until he is proven guilty.”⁣ Almost every week, suspected criminals are paraded before the media only for some of these paraded persons to later be found innocent of the crimes they had previously been accused of committing.⁣ But the police insist there is no law stopping them from parading suspects even before a law court finds suspects guilty or otherwise.⁣
21 Apr
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.
4 Apr
A court in Hong Kong has found seven activists, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, guilty of unauthorized assembly.
21 Feb
Former lawmakers Au Nok-hin and Leung Yiu-chung are on trial for organizing or participating in one of Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy protests. Seven others pleaded not guilty in the same trial.
18 Feb
A former Central African Republic football boss and a lawmaker nicknamed Rambo deny war crime charges in The Hague. The pair are accused of heading up militia groups that terrorised communities during the country's 2013-2014 civil war. Also, the G5 Sahel summit wraps up with African leaders vowing to press on with crackdowns on terrorist groups in the region and Chad announcing the deployment of troops between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Finally, visitors to Nairobi's main airport are met with a robotic response as Kenya tries to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19.
8 Feb
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial, six weeks before voters again head to the polls to pass judgment on his leadership.
25 Nov 2020
Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts, and was a key subject of the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. A pardon would prevent Flynn's case from proceeding in court.
8 Oct 2020
A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty for supporting the days-long 2013 attack on Nairobi's upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead. Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi acquitted a third suspect. ... Kenya's police and army were widely criticized for their response to the attack.

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