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Prominent Russian rights activist cleared of child porn charges

By ethan / April 5, 2018

The head of the Karelia branch of the Russian NGO that deals with the history of Stalinist purges has been acquitted of creating child pornography, but received a minor sentence for illegal possession of firearms parts. In late 2016, the head of the Karelia Memorial NGO, Yury Dmitriyev, was detained on charges of making child […]

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Officers who killed Alton Sterling won’t face charges

By ethan / March 27, 2018

Two police officers who shot and killed a black man outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will not face criminal charges. Protests over the 2016 incident culminated in the deaths of three police officers. Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry ruled out charges against the officers on Tuesday. The state had been investigating the […]

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Manafort seeks dismissal of charges ‘not related to Russia probe’

By ethan / March 15, 2018

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lawyer has pressed a judge to throw out five charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He says they are not related to the investigation into alleged Russian meddling. Manafort’s lawyer filed papers at a federal court on Wednesday accusing Mueller of cashing a “blank check” on his […]

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Mueller charges Manafort & Gates with laundering over $30mn in Ukraine lobbying income

By ethan / February 22, 2018

US special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a new indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, which appears unrelated to the 2016 US presidential election. The 32-count indictment filed on Thursday at the federal court in Washington, DC charges Manafort and Gates with laundering more than $ 30 […]

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Russia probe: Mueller charges lawyer with lying about role of Manafort partner

By ethan / February 20, 2018

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged the lawyer of Paul Manafort’s business partner Rick Gates with lying to Russia probe investigators. Both Gates and former Trump adviser Manafort have already been indicted. As well as allegedly lying about his communications with Manafort partner Gates, lawyer Alex Van der Zwaan has been accused of deleting, […]

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Briton arrested on terrorism charges… because he fought against ISIS

By ethan / February 16, 2018

A British man will be charged with terrorism offences for fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in Syria. Merseyside man Aidan James was arrested at Liverpool Airport after returning to the country on February 14. The 27-year-old from Formby is being charged with one count of the preparation of acts of terrorism and […]

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US Navy brings negligent homicide charges against Fitzgerald, McCain ex-commanders

By ethan / January 17, 2018

Both former commanding officers of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain are facing negligent homicide and other criminal charges over the fatal collisions last year that killed a total of 17 service members. Admiral Frank Caldwell decided to file charges Tuesday against Bryce Benson, former commander of the USS Fitzgerald, and Alfredo Sanchez, […]

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