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Justice

Man who stabbed South Korea’s opposition leader sentenced to 15 years in prison

A man who stabbed South Korea’s opposition leader in the neck earlier this year was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, court officials said. The knife-wielding man attacked Lee...

French court sentences 3 Syrian officials to life in prison in absentia for war...

The trial focused on the officials’ role in the alleged 2013 arrest in Damascus of Mazen Dabbagh, a Franco-Syrian father, and his son Patrick, and their subsequent torture and killing

German court convicts a Palestinian man of murder over a fatal stabbing on a...

Psychiatric expert testified during the trial that the defendant had psychotic symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder A court in Germany convicted a man of murder...

Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison

Former army lawyer David McBride sentenced to five years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to three charges Rights advocates argue that McBride’s conviction and...

3 Indian men charged with killing Sikh separatist leader in Canada appear in court

Three Indian men charged with killing Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia last year have appeared in court in the case that set off a diplomatic spat after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

US government agrees to $138.7M settlement over FBI’s botching of Larry Nassar assault allegations

The U.S. Justice Department announced a $138.7 million settlement Tuesday with more than 100 people who accused the FBI of grossly mishandling allegations of sexual assault against Larry Nassar in 2015 and...

French court gives man suspended sentence for Iran consulate intrusion

The court banned him from carrying a weapon or approaching the consulate again A French court this week handed an Iran-born man a suspended 10-month...

Is action on climate change a human right? A European court will rule for...

Europe’s highest human rights court will rule Tuesday on a group of landmark climate change cases aimed at forcing countries to meet international obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The...

US Justice dismisses all criminal charges against Alex Saab

The US Justice Department definitively dismissed all the charges against the Colombian businessman Alex Saab, an ally of the Government of the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and who regained his freedom in...

The Bankman-Fried verdict, explained

Sam Bankman-Fried co-founded the FTX crypto exchange in 2019 and quickly built it into the world’s second most popular place to trade digital currency. It collapsed almost as quickly. By the fall of 2022,...