Abuse, plots, fraud and freedom in court rooms

A quick look at what has been happening in court rooms around the world:


British politicians and generals targeted in Iraq abuse case
Human rights lawyers have drawn on the cases of more than 400 Iraqis, arguing they represent “thousands of allegations of mistreatment amounting to war crimes of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment”.

Krejcir-linked suspects due in court
On Thursday, two men and a woman were arrested in Sandton, Johannesburg, for allegedly plotting to kill forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan and crime intelligence officer Colonel Nkosana “Killer” Ximba.

Convicted con man Alfredo Sararo argues for new trial in fraud case
The convicted former Monroeville tennis star has filed a lengthy appeal before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying the government improperly allowed its key witness, Robert Horgos, to testify under a grant of immunity at Mr Sararo’s trial.


Father, now 80, faces life in prison for shooting son in Montgomery County in 2011
The shooting, which Rusty Lewis survived, and the relationship between the two men was subject of a wild trial that played out last week in Montgomery County and ended with James Lewis’s conviction for attempted first-degree murder.

US envoy records witnesses’ account of “serious abuses” in Sri Lanka
A top American official probing war crimes has recorded eyewitness accounts of alleged serious “abuses” and violations of international human rights law by Sri Lankan army during the final stages of its war with Tamil Tigers.

Musharraf’s road to freedom “blocked”
A Pakistani court has said that the country’s ‘Criminal Procedure Code’ will apply in former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s treason trial.


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