Tag: court


Ukrainian Court Puts Orthodox Leader Under House Arrest

KYIV, UKRAINE — A Kyiv court ordered a leading priest to be put under house arrest Saturday after Ukraine’s top security agency said he was suspected of justifying Russian aggression, a criminal offense. It was the latest move in a bitter dispute over a famed Orthodox monastery. Metropolitan Pavel is the abbot of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery, Ukraine’s most revered Orthodox […]


Trump Organization Got Million Dollar Hit In Fines

The Trump Organization’s travails continue as the business was hit with $1.6 million in penalties in Manhattan state court at the end of the work week after being convicted on all charges in a 13-year criminal tax scheme. Although former President Donald Trump was not personally charged in the scheme, the fines cast a smear on his name and compounded […]


Iranian-British Citizen Sentenced To Death For Spying On Iran

The UK called Iran’s planned execution of former defense official Alireza Akbari ‘politically motivated’ and demanded his immediate release. Iran’s Supreme Court sentenced an Iranian-British citizen to death on charges of spying for the United Kingdom. Alireza Akbari was given the death penalty for “corruption on Earth and for harming the country’s internal and external security by passing on intelligence”, […]


US Justice Dept Opposes Efforts To Unseal Trump Search Affidavit

Media had sought release of affidavit the government submitted when it requested search warrant for Donald Trump’s home. The United States Justice Department has opposed efforts by media organisations to unseal the affidavit that backed the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, saying the document contains sensitive material. In a court filing, prosecutors said on Monday that they […]


Disney, Other US Companies Offer Abortion Travel Benefit As Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe

NEW YORK — U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co. and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right […]


Trump Gets Romney’s Support

Although Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney voted to convict President Donald Trump on the first impeachment article, thus becoming the first senator ever to vote against his own party’s president in an impeachment trial. Today, President Trump is getting support from the Senator to nominate a new supreme court justice. This move has dashed Democrats’ hopes of blocking a successor […]


Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse Found Guilty!

Following a Military Court trial in Suriname, 74-year-old President Desi Bouterse was sentenced to 20 years in prison over the execution of 15 political opponents in 1982. The President will have two weeks to appeal his conviction following his return from official business in China. Bouterse has previously denied the allegations. He claimed the victims, who included lawyers, union leaders, […]


Brazil’s Former President Lula Walks To Freedom

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been released from prison following a supreme court ruling. The 74-year-old former leader, who was serving a 12-year corruption sentence, was freed after Brazil’s supreme court ruled that defendants could only be imprisoned after all appeals to higher courts had been exhausted. The ruling paved the way not only for Lula’s […]


Jack Warner Sues TTFA

Jack Warner, the former president of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and vice-president of Fifa, has sued the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) over unpaid loans. The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian newspaper has reported that Warner has sued the body to the tune of almost TT$16m (€2.1m/$2.4m). The report added that Warner’s lawsuit […]


NIDS Court Fall Out Sends Ja’s Government Back To The Drawing Board

The Government National Identification Act (NIDS) was weighed in a balance and found wanting as the Supreme Court Justices struck down the Act, ruling it null and void. A panel comprising Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, Justice David Batts, and Justice Lisa Palmer Hamilton made their judgment following a challenge to the Act brought before the courts by the opposition political […]