Man who beheaded US journalist Daniel Pearl, 3 others linked to crime will remain in jail – for now

Four men who were sentenced to life in prison for the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl but were later exonerated will remain in prison for three more months, officials said Thursday. MAN WHO BEHEADED US JOURNALIST DANIEL PEARL TO BE FREED FROM PAKISTANI PRISON Just a day before the announcement, Pakistan’s Supreme Court upheld […]

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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam’s website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials […]

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China’s new Hong Kong security law would impose life sentences on anyone guilty of these charges

Anyone in Hong Kong found guilty of secession, subversion or terrorism will now be sentenced to life in prison under the controversial new security law passed by China this week. The details emerging about the law, which went into effect Tuesday, come amid fresh concerns in Hong Kong and abroad that it will be used to curb opposition voices in the Asian […]

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Paul Whelan will not appeal Russian spying sentence, will wait for potential prisoner swap: report

A former U.S. Marine who was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian labor camp after being convicted of espionage will not seek an appeal and instead is waiting for a potential prisoner swap. Paul Whelan was arrested for spying and convicted on June 15 by a Moscow City Court but has maintained that he is […]

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Ex-Pentagon Analyst Sentenced to 30 Months in Leak Case

WASHINGTON — A former Pentagon counterterrorism analyst was sentenced by a federal judge on Thursday to more than two years in prison for sharing national security secrets with a pair of reporters and a consultant. The former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst, Henry Kyle Frese, 32, had pleaded guilty this year in federal court in Alexandria, […]

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Billionaire’s Sentence for Child Abuse Prompts Anger in China

A Shanghai court on Wednesday sentenced a billionaire real-estate developer and philanthropist to five years in prison for child molestation, ending a high-profile case that spurred soul searching about how China handles child abuse and protects its wealthiest and best connected. The developer, Wang Zhenhua, was detained last summer after news outlets reported that he […]

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Former Bumble Bee C.E.O. Is Sentenced in Tuna Price-Fixing Scheme

The former president and chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods was sentenced to 40 months in jail and a $100,000 fine on Tuesday for his role in a yearslong conspiracy to fix prices of canned tuna, the Department of Justice said. The former executive, Christopher Lischewski, was the leader of the scheme, the authorities said. […]

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Paul Whelan’s brother says Russia conviction was part of ‘sham trial’

The brother of former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan – who was sentenced to 16 years of hard labor in Russia on charges of espionage – is urging the U.S. government to “find a way to have him freed,” after what he says was a “set up” and a “sham trial.” AMERICAN PAUL WHELAN RECEIVES 16-YEAR RUSSIAN JAIL SENTENCE: REPORT […]

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Paul Whelan’s brother calls for Russia to free him as Moscow floats prisoner swap for ‘Merchant of Death’ unlikely

The brother of a Michigan man, who once served in the Marines, deployed twice to Iraq and was sentenced Monday by a Russian court to 16 years of hard labor, is pleading for his release, urging President Trump on Monday to get involved to negotiate his release, as the Russian government floats the idea of a prisoner […]

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Russian Court Sentences Paul Whelan, an American, to 16 Years on Spy Charges

MOSCOW — A court in Moscow on Monday sentenced an American former Marine to 16 years in a high-security prison on espionage charges that he and his family have described as a tool to increase his value in a potential future trade for Russians held in the United States. The former Marine, Paul N. Whelan, […]

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Thai seafood restaurateurs sentenced to nearly 1,500 years in prison for cheating public

Two executives at a famous seafood restaurant in Thailand were sentenced Wednesday to nearly 1,500 years in prison after being convicted of cheating the public. Apichart Bowornbancharak and Prapassorn Bowornbancha, executives at Laemgate Seafood, were accused last year of offering tickets to seafood buffets at low prices, the Bangkok Post reported. A mobile food vender looks for […]

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Norway Mosque Attacker Gets 21-Year Sentence

OSLO — A 22-year-old Norwegian man who said he was inspired by far-right attacks was sentenced on Thursday to 21 years in prison after being convicted of killing his stepsister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last August. The lawyer for the gunman, Philip Manshaus, had sought to use an insanity defense to […]

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3 Chinese nationals sentenced for illegally taking photos of Florida Navy base

Three Chinese citizens were sentenced to prison terms this week for illegally taking photographs of sensitive areas inside a Florida naval base. Lyuyou Liao, 27, was sentenced Friday to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally entering the Naval Air Station Key West on Dec. 26, 2019 and taking photos and video footage of the Truman Annex portion […]

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Man gets 10-month sentence for threatening Muslim politician

Prosecutors say a North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for anonymously threatening on social media to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press June 2, 2020, 6:03 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Man gets 18 months in prison for threatening to kill Trump

A 36-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump By The Associated Press April 25, 2020, 11:57 PM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DALLAS — A 36-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in […]

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Newport Coast woman, Hot Pockets heir, seeks to avoid prison time, citing coronavirus

<p>An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune who was sentenced to five months in prison in the college admissions bribery scheme asked a judge Wednesday to allow her to serve her punishment at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>Lawyers for Michelle Janavs, who is supposed to report to prison next month, said in a legal […]

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Judge extends zookeeper’s deadline to challenge convictions

A former Oklahoma zookeeper who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot and federal wildlife violations has been granted more time to argue why his lawsuit challenging the conviction shouldn’t be dismissed By The Associated Press April 17, 2020, 11:18 PM 2 min read 2 min read OKLAHOMA CITY — A […]

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Ex-NSA contractor seeks prison release because of virus

A former National Security Agency contractor sentenced to federal prison for leaking classified information is asking for a compassionate release due to the coronavirus pandemic By The Associated Press April 15, 2020, 4:30 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AUGUSTA, Ga. — A former National Security Agency […]

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Harvey Weinstein Faces Another Charge in California

Harvey Weinstein, the former powerhouse movie producer who was sentenced last month in a New York courtroom to 23 years in prison, is facing a new criminal charge in Los Angeles County in California, officials announced on Friday. The county district attorney, Jackie Lacey, said that one felony count of sexual battery by restraint was […]

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