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Kocharyan to be arrested again

Armenia’s Court of Appeals has upheld the judgment of a lower court on remanding Armenia’s former president Robert Kocharyan, his attorney Hayk Alumyan said. Alumyan said that he and other …

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 Georgian sentenced to 290 years in prison in Greece

Three members of a migrant trafficking ring were handed prison sentences ranging from 36 to 290 years in Greece. According to the case file, the three suspects were involved in 9 trafficking operations in which they illegally …

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 Kocharyan to go back to prison?

Armenia's Court of Cassation is considering the opportunity to return the case to the Court of Appeals to change the measure of restraint applied in relation to second Armenian President Robert …

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 Pastor Brunson has links to FETO - media

A Turkish court in Izmir ruled that U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson’s statements of not having links to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement, referred to by Ankara as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), are …

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Iran condemns 'Sultan of Coins' to death

A court in Iran sentenced to death a financial trader known as the 'Sultan of Coins', along with another man, the judiciary’s Mizan Online news agency reported. "Two of those convicted of spreading corruption on earth …

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 Turkish football star probed for suspected Gulen links

The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into footballers Arda Turan, Emre Belözoğlu, Okan Buruk, and Bülent Korkmaz for their alleged links to FETÖ, the group believed to have been behind a …

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 Former Makhachkala mayor gets 4 years in prison

The Makhachkala court has sentenced the former mayor of Dagestan’s capital Musa Musayev to 4 years in prison for abuse of office resulting in grave consequences, the Investigative Committee’s press service …

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No deal made for Brunson's release, Trump says

There was no deal with Turkey for the release of American pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday, thanking President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his help and signaling a rapprochement in ties after a long period of …

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Turkey to release U.S. pastor Brunson

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson has been freed from house arrest by a court in Turkey's western province of Izmir. Brunson was sentenced to three years in prison but will not serve time as he had already spent two years …

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Former Almaty mayor sentenced in absentia

Former Almaty mayor Viktor Khrapunov and his wife have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms in absentia on corruption charges that they have called politically motivated. At a hearing, a court in Kazakhstan's …

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UN orders U.S. to lift some Iran sanctions

The United Nations' highest court ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation. U.S. President Donald …

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Gulen's brother jailed for over 10 years

The brother of Fetullah Terrorist Organization's (FETO) leader Fetullah Gulen was sentenced to 10.5 years in jail, judicial sources said. Izmir's 14th High Criminal Court handed down the sentence to …

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