29 Jun 2021

South African Court Orders Arrest of Ex-President Jacob Zuma for Contempt

On Tuesday, South Africa’s highest court ordered the imprisonment of Jacob Zuma, former South African president. Zuma was indicted for contempt charged after he defied an order to appear before a corruption inquiry examing financial scandals that tainted his tenure as the country’s president from 2009 to 2018. Zuma will

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14 Jun 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial Begins in Myanmar After February Coup

Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Myanmar has begun after she and her administration were ousted from power by a military coup. Ms. Suu Kyi faces a series of criminal charges that could prevent her from returning to public life. She has been on house arrest since the incident. Ms.

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24 May 2021

Myanmar ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted leader, attended a court hearing on Monday that marks her first appearance in person since she was forced out of her position by military forces on February 1. Suu Kyi has been detained since the coup and was able to meet with her legal

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23 Mar 2021

Alleged North Korean Operative Makes First U.S. Court Appearance

On Monday, alleged North Korean intelligence operative Mun Chol Myong appeared in federal court in Washington. Myong faces charges of laundering funds for North Korea to evade US and UN sanctions. Myong’s trial marks the first prosecution of its kind as relations between the Biden administration and North Korea struggle.

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19 Mar 2021

China’s Espionage Trial of Canadian Citizen Ends, Verdict Awaited

A case at the center of a diplomatic standoff between the US, Canada, and China has ended. The case involves espionage charges for Michael Spavor, a Canadian national. China alleges that Spavor was probing into and illegally providing state secrets to foreign actors. As the countries await the verdict, there

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16 Feb 2021

Hong Kong Trial of Nine Pro-Democracy Activists Begins

On Tuesday, nine veteran pro-democracy activists appeared together in court in Hong Kong due to charges related to the organization and participation in mass protests against the national security law imposed on the region in 2019. The trial stands out for the number of defendants facing prosecution and the prominence

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09 Feb 2021

Israel’s Netanyahu Formally Pleads Not Guilty as Corruption Trial Resumes

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption, which he has repeatedly denied throughout the course of the investigation and persecution process. This event set the stage for a lengthy legal fight to determine his fate. Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader, went to his

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13 Jan 2021

Italy ‘Ndrangheta group: Biggest mafia trial in decades opens

Italy’s biggest organised crime trial in decades will see 355 alleged mobsters and corrupt officials tried. These 355 people were charged after investigation into the ‘Ndrangheta group. 900 or more witnesses are expected to give evidence. The charge list includes murder, drug trafficking, extortion and money laundering. The trial begins

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24 Nov 2020

Corruption Trial of Former President Sarkozy Opens in France

Yesterday, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy went on trial as part of a probe into whether the former President attempted to bribe a magistrate to obtain confidential information about his finances in the 2007 campaign. Prosecutors have charged Mr.l Sarkozy with corruption and influence peddling. According to prosecutors, Sarkozy abused

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19 Dec 2019

Member of ‘The Dark Overlord’ hacking group extradited to the US

A British national was transported to the US earlier this week, facing charges of hacking US companies. Nathan Francis Wyatt was a known member of the notorious hacking group The Dark Overlord (TDO). Wyatt pleaded not guilty to the charges he currently faces in a Saint Louis court yesterday. US

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