judiciary

Greek court extradites some Turkish officers, others to stay

A court in Athens has agreed to a request from Turkey to extradite three military officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government, according to Greek media reports on Tuesday.

Ugandan warlord charged with atrocities tells ICC he was a victim

One of the senior commanders of a Ugandan militia that has been blamed for tens of thousands of deaths portrayed himself as a victim at the start of his trial at International Criminal Court on...

South Africa's appeals court overturns ruling allowing euthanasia

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday overturned a ruling by a lower court granting a terminally ill patient the right to commit assisted suicide, thus maintaining the current ban on...

Poland's Supreme Court blocks Polanski extradition to US

Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to block filmmaker Roman Polanski's extradition to the United States on a decades-old child sex abuse conviction.

Saudi Arabia sentences 15 to death for spying for Iran

Fifteen people were sentenced to death on Tuesday by a Saudi court for spying for Iran.

Gambia opposition activists released on bail

A prominent opposition politician and 18 other activists were released on bail in Gambia on Monday, three days after long-term ruler Yahya Jammeh lost the country's presidential elections.

British Muslim jailed for attacking teenage couple on street

A British Muslim convert who knocked out a 16-year-old boy for hugging a girl on the street was sentenced to 28 months in jail in London on Monday, Press Association reports.

UN tribunal enters final stage of Ratko Mladic's genocide trial

The long-running genocide trial of former Serb general Ratko Mladic over his role in the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica has entered its final stage.

US releases another Guantanamo Bay prisoner, leaving 59 at facility

The United States has released a detainee from its prison at Guantanamo Bay, leaving 59 prisoners at the Cuban facility.

Egypt's top court revokes police power on protests

Egypt's top court has quashed power granted to police to ban street protests.

China's top court acquits man 21 years after his execution

China's top court on Friday denounced and revoked the conviction of a man executed for rape and murder 21 years ago, saying the original decision was made "without a shred of evidence".

Teen charged for Polish man's death amid rise in post-Brexit attacks

A 15-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter on Thursday after the death of a Polish man during an alleged hate crime in August.

Detention for Orasje arrestees revoked

The State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday decided to end detention set for a group of former members of the Bosnian Croat HVO forces arrested on October 31 in Orasje on suspicion of...

EU court backs sanctions on Putin's judo partner

Were EU member states justified in freezing the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin's former judo partner from 2014 in response to the Ukraine crisis?

German court upholds fine against Pegida founder after refugee slurs

A court on Wednesday upheld a fine against the founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement Pegida for inciting hatred against foreigners by referring to refugees as "cattle," "garbage" and a "dirty...