May 31, 2014
by William Helbling
A Cambodian court on Friday convicted 23 workers and activists for inciting violence during a mass garment workers' strike but suspended their jail sentence, which has caused a lot of controversy and international scrutiny. The ruling reverses the appeals court's decision in February, which ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Russian appeals court on Wednesday upheld the embezzlement conviction of Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's chief political opponent, but suspended his five-year jail sentence, allowing him to walk free. Navalny was sentenced to five years for embezzling 16 million roubles (USD $500,000) ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Istanbul 19th criminal court convicted well-known Turkish pianist Fazil Say on Monday for insulting Islam and inciting hatred. Say was given a suspended 10-month sentence. The controversial case focused on several comments Say made through Twitter. Say's lawyers contend that Say did not ...[read more]
September 30, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Egyptian Defence Minister General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday ordered a reduced sentence for a group of military officers who took part in opposition protests in April 2011. There were 22 officers, known as the April 8 Officers, arrested for their participation in protests in support of the ...[read more]
September 24, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The Jerusalem District Court on Monday sentenced former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert to a one-year suspended sentence and a fine of about USD $19,000 on a charge of breaching public trust. The conviction stems from Olmert's role in a corruption case that forced him to resign from office in ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A cousin of former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic on Tuesday received a suspended sentence of one year in prison for hiding the accused war criminal in his house for five years before Mladic was arrested in 2011. Branislav Mladic hid his cousin at his home in the village of Lazarevo in ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Bangkok criminal court on Wednesday sentenced Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of independent Internet news site Prachatai, to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to delete defamatory comments against Thailand's royal family. She was initially sentenced to one year in prison, but the ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 24, 2010, an Italian court convicted three Google executives of privacy violations. The Milan court found that David Carl Drummond, George De Los Reyes, and Peter Fleitcher, violated the privacy rights of a young man with Down's Syndrome when they allowed a video showing his classmates ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Warsaw Provincial Court handed down a two-year suspended sentence to former interior minister Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak Thursday. The court found Kiszczak guilty in absentia in relation to the implementation of martial law in 1981. Martial law was declared on December 13, 1981, by Gen. Wojciech ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A French court on Thursday convicted former president Jacques Chirac on corruption charges, handing him a two-year suspended sentence. The charges stem from his time as mayor of the city of Paris and accused him of using public funds to support his political ambitions. In September, the ...[read more]

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