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The Correctional Tribunal of Paris on Monday found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling while serving in office. Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison but will only serve one year as his remaining sentence was suspended. Prosecutors had accused Sarkozy and his lawyer Thierry [...]

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Judges at the Bakırköy Courthouse in Istanbul Wednesday found an executive of Turkish cargo airline MNG and two pilots liable for migrant smuggling over their role in helping former Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan to Lebanon a year ago. They were sentenced to four years and two months in jail. After being [...]

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The Lebanese Criminal Court of Cassation decided on Thursday to remove Judge Fadi Sawan from the high-profile case of Beirut’s August 4 explosion. Sawan was appointed by the Higher Judicial Council (HJC), a 10-judge panel appointed by the country’s ruling class, as a judicial investigator, on the recommendation of the Caretaker Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najem. [...]

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Saudi authorities Thursday temporarily released Saudi Americans Salah al-Haider and Bader al-Ibrahim after 673 days of detention on terrorism-related charges pending trial in Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC). Salah al-Haider is the son of Aziza al-Yousef, a leading women’s rights activist who was arrested earlier for campaigning for the women’s right to drive and criticizing [...]

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