Trial

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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jul 2nd, 2012
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By Alemayehu G Mariam, Over the past six years, I have written numerous columns defending press freedom in Ethiopia. In a 2009 commentary entitled, “The Art of War on Ethiopia’s Independent Press ”, I expressed astonishment over the heavy handed treatment of the free press: “Use a sledgehammer to sma...
By benim
In Egypt
Jan 2nd, 2012
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Cairo – Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court on a stretcher as his trial for the deaths of protesters resumed on Monday, live footage broadcast by state television showed. Mubarak, 83, is being treated in a military hospital for a heart condition between sessions o...
By benim
In News
Jul 4th, 2011
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Tunis – A Tunis court on Monday sentenced ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in his absence to 15 years in jail for possession of arms, drugs and archaeological artefacts. In his second trial, Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia following a popular uprising in January, was also sen...
By benim
In News
Jul 3rd, 2011
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Ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was to be tried in absentia Monday on drugs and weapon charges described as “irrational” by his lawyer who wants more time to defend his client. The trial, the second involving the ex-leader, had been scheduled to take place last week but ...
By benim
In News
Jun 22nd, 2011
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Tunis – Tunisian authorities were under fire on Tuesday for their high-speed sentencing in absentia of toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in prison for misappropriating public funds. The court’s quick verdict on Monday after only six hours of deliberation o...
By benim
In News
Jun 13th, 2011
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Doctors discovered a brain tumor in a suspect in the murder of a Swede whose British husband is accused of orchestrating her death while the two were honeymooning in South Africa, prosecutors said Monday, postponing a trial that has gained international attention. Magistrate...
By benim
In News
Apr 23rd, 2011
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Botlokwa – Thirteen awaiting trial prisoners escaped from holding cells at Botlokwa police station, Limpopo police said on Saturday. “Two police officials, a warrant officer and a constable, were visiting the awaiting trial prisoners at about 19:40 [on Friday] when they were attacked,R...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 28th, 2011
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Pretoria – The trial of a security guard accused of raping and strangling his wife in a Pretoria park three years ago has been postponed so that a psychiatrist can examine him. The North Gauteng High Court put off the trial of Johan McIntyre, 33, to August 15 at the request of the State and [&h...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 2nd, 2011
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Pretoria – A man told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday of his horror and helplessness when he realised his wife was being raped during a robbery at their home three years ago. The man, who may not be identified to protect his wife’s identity, testified in the trial of...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Nov 24th, 2010
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Theresa Ibori, the former First Lady of Delta State, is going to prison for between two- five years. The London jury in her Southwark Crown Court trial returned their verdict today after she was found guilty on two counts of money laundering. James Ibori’s United Kingdom lawyer, Mr. Bhadresh Go...