Saudi Arabia opens Khashoggi murder trial

Saudi Arabia opens Khashoggi murder trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October The trial of 11 individuals over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has begun in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, state media report.Prosecutors have asked for the death penalty for five of the defendants.Khashoggi, a prominent…

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Police lockdown at Chinese lawyer trial

Police lockdown at Chinese lawyer trial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some of Mr Wang’s supporters gathered outside the court before being bundled into police cars China has placed a prominent human rights lawyer on trial for subversion.Wang Quanzhang went missing in a crackdown on hundreds of lawyers and activists in 2015, and is one of the last to be tried…

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Six startling claims from El Chapo trial

Six startling claims from El Chapo trial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “El Chapo” (right) is the highest-ranking alleged drug lord to face trial in the US so far The trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman hasn’t been short on details of the alleged drug cartel kingpin’s colourful lifestyle.Much of the evidence has come from the prosecution’s star witness, Jesus Zambada.Mr Guzman’s…

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German ex-nurse on trial over 100 deaths

German ex-nurse on trial over 100 deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Niels Högel hid his face from the cameras at his 2014 trial The trial of a former nurse in Germany accused of murdering 100 patients has begun with a minute’s silence in the northern town of Oldenburg. Detectives say Niels Högel, 41, administered fatal doses of medication to the…

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Harvard racial admissions trial begins

Harvard racial admissions trial begins

Image copyright Getty Images A trial against Harvard University has begun in the US, and may have wide-ranging implications for universities and racial minorities.The case was brought by a group that claims Harvard’s admissions office discriminates against Asian applicants in order to boost other racial groups.Harvard disputes the claim and says race is only one…

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Israeli PM’s wife goes on trial for fraud

Israeli PM’s wife goes on trial for fraud

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife appeared in court Sunday for the start of her trial over alleged fraud and breach of trust, drawing renewed attention to the many scandals plaguing the prime minister and his family. Sara Netanyahu has been charged with allegedly overspending roughly $100,000 on celebrity chefs at the prime minister’s official residence,…

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