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China Sentences Canadian to Death for Drug Conviction

January 15, 2019 |

A Chinese court ordered the death penalty for a Canadian national in the latest example of how ensnared Canada has become in a battle between the U.S. and Beijing over the detention of a Huawei executive.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Vatican Hands Down First Conviction for Money Laundering

December 28, 2018 |

The Vatican said it has convicted an Italian businessman of laundering money through the Vatican bank, in what it said was its first conviction under a 2010 law and a sign of progress in financial reforms.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Boston Bomber Appeals: Nix Conviction, Death Sentence

December 28, 2018 |

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys don’t deny their client was behind the “heinous” 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, along with his late brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But they’re now appealing the 25-year-old’s conviction and death sentence, arguing that publicity before the trial in Boston was so prevalent and “damning” that there’s no way he…
Newser

CNN

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned

October 31, 2018 |

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost eight years on blasphemy charges.
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‘I’ve Been Fighting This 27 Years’: Man’s Murder Conviction Dismissed

June 11, 2018 |

An Oklahoma City man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1991 slaying of a homeless man was released Monday after testing on DNA recovered at the crime scene failed to match him, the AP reports. A judge vacated the sentence and dismissed the case against Johnny Tallbear,…
Newser

Pakistan sentences man in first conviction over child porn

April 27, 2018 |

A Pakistani court in the eastern city of Sargodha has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for working for a child pornography network, the first such conviction in this Islamic nation.
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TMZ

Philly Prosecutors Want Meek Mill’s Gun Conviction Thrown Out, Judge Shuts Down

April 16, 2018 |

Prosecutors in Meek Mill’s case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper — but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend. Philly’s D.A. Office made a rare move Monday morning in court ……

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WhatsApp Photo Secures ‘Groundbreaking’ Conviction

April 16, 2018 |

Fingerprinting is an “old-fashioned technique,” says Dave Thomas of the South Wales police. Convicting a drug dealer on the basis of a partial fingerprint from a photo in a WhatsApp message, however, is groundbreaking stuff. The image of a hand holding ecstasy pills was the key evidence in a case…
Newser

CNN

Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva conviction

January 25, 2018 |

A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption and money laundering conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday, casting doubt on his plans to run again in an upcoming presidential election.
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Ecuador selects new VP after Odebrecht scandal conviction

January 7, 2018 |

Ecuador has chosen a new vice president to replace Jorge Glas, who was sentenced to 6 years in jail for his role in a bribery scheme involving the Brazilian company at the center of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.
FOX News