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US Marine gets 10 years for abusing Muslim recruits

WASHINGTON: A US Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing more than a dozen Muslim recruits, one of whom died in 2016, US media reported. Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Felix was convicted a day earlier of maltreatment of the recruits during their basic training at the Parris Island, South…

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Anthony Weiner begins prison sentence for sexting underage girl

NEWS DESK: Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has reported to prison to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, reported The Independent. Weiner is being held at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said. The facility in Ayer, about 40 miles (64km) west of Boston, has over…

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Turkey sentences 34 to life in jail over Erdogan death plot

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to 34 people for plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during last year’s failed coup. The 34 were given four life sentences each at the trial in the southwestern city of Mugla, state-run TRT Haber television said. The group includes former…

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Power Rangers actor pleads guilty in stabbing death of roommate

LOS ANGELES: Actor Ricardo Medina, known for his role in the Power Rangers children’s series, on Thursday pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his roommate, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said. Medina, 38, pleaded guilty to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter. He said he used a sword in the January 31 killing…

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Indian court suspends 5-year jail sentence of Salman Khan

MUMBAI: An Indian court on Friday suspended the 5-year imprisonment sentence given to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan by a sessions court judge this week pertaining to the hit-and-run case, Samaa reported. The high court ordered release of Salman Khan on bail while suspending the imprisonment sentence after the Kick protagonist filed an appeal over the decision…

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Gullu Butt to file appeal against his sentence

LAHORE: Gullu Butt, the infamous character of the Model Town incident, is likely to file an appeal against his sentence in Lahore High Court Thursday. Samaa reports that Butt’s lawyer Kashif Abbas is finalizing the draft of the appeal. Abbas said that he would file the appeal later today at the Lahore High Court. On…

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Jordan gives Pakistani reduced sentence for 'honour killing'

AMMAN: A Jordanian court Thursday reduced the sentence of a Pakistani man who killed his teenaged wife and her alleged lover last year “to cleanse his honour”, a judicial official said. “Amman criminal court today initially condemned the 28-year-old Pakistani to death by hanging but immediately reduced the sentence to 10 years in jail after…

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ATC awards death sentence to TTP man

Web DeskKARACHI: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday awarded death sentence to a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) man for killing two policemen, SAMAA reports.The TTP man, Faisal Mehmood, had killed the policemen in Karachi. SAMAA

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Bangladeshi court hands over death sentence to Jamaat-e-Islami chief, 13 others

Web DeskDHAKA: A Bangladeshi court on Thursday sentenced to death 14 political leaders including Matiur Rahman Nizami – chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, SAMAA reports.The sentence was handed over in a arms smuggling case.In April 2004, Bangladeshi authorities seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition in which 14 people were later charge sheeted.All the convicts have…

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Underwear bomber's life sentence upheld by U.S. court

WASHINGTON: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who tried to set off an explosive hidden in his underwear while aboard a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day in 2009, on Monday hadhis life sentence upheld by a federal appeals court. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by the man known as the Underwear…

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Bangladesh Islamist's war crimes life sentence revised to death

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Supreme Court sentenced an Islamist leader to death for war crimes on Tuesday, overturning a life sentence imposed by a tribunal, triggering outrage from his lawyers and protests from his supporters.The war crimes tribunal back in February found Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of murder, rape…

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Rawalpindi ATC awards double death sentence to police constable’s killer

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: The Special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Rawalpindi has awarded double death sentence to killer of a police constable today, SAMAA reports.Judge Rana Masood Akhtar announced double death penalty for accused Imran, after proving guilty of the crime, and ten years’ imprisonment to co-accused Arif at Rawalpind’s Special ATC in murder case of police…

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Pakistan overturns sentence of doctor who helped find bin Laden

PESHAWAR: A Pakistani judicial official on Thursday overturned the 33-year jail sentence passed on Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped CIA agents hunting for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who was killed in 2011.U.S. officials have hailed Afridi as a hero for helping pinpoint bin Laden's location before the secret May 2011 raid by…

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Tauqir Sadiq files petition against sentence of confinement

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Former Chairman OGRA Tauqir Sadiq has filed a petition in Islamabad High Court against punishment of three years’ confinement, SAMAA reports.Advocate Sardar Ismatullah has filed the petition on Tauqir Sadiq’s behalf in the IHC, saying when this penalty had been announced in his absence, he was in custody of UAE officials in Dubai.The…

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Shahrukh Jatoi files appeal against death sentence

Staff ReportKARACHI: Shahrukh Jatoi, a teenager who was awarded death penalty in Shahzeb murder case, has challenged his conviction in the Sindh High Court, SAMAA reported.Jatoi and his accomplice Siraj Talpur were awarded death sentence four days back.Sources said Jatoi’s counsel Shaukat Zuberi filed an appeal in the SHC, pleading to the court to void…

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Shahrukh Jatoi gets death sentence in Shahzeb murder case

Staff Report KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Friday awarded death sentence to Shahrukh Jatoi, the central accused in Shahzeb murder case, and his accomplice Siraj Talpur, SAMAA reported.Lawyer and family members of Shahrukh Jatoi have decided to challenge the decision in Sindh High Court.Shahzeb, the only son of DSP Orangzeb, was shot dead…

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BHC overturns ex-lawmaker Jatak’s jail sentence

Staff ReportQUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday nullified jail sentence awarded to former MPA Ali Madad Jatak in fake degree case. Jatak was sentenced to two years in prison and fined Rs10, 000/- for contesting the previous general election on bogus education documents. He challenged his sentence in BHC.A two-member BHC bench today…

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Actor Wesley Snipes to finish tax sentence under house arrest

WASHINGTON: U.S. actor Wesley Snipes has been released from prison and will spend the next four months under house arrest to complete his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion, a spokesman for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons said on Friday.The action film star, best known for the “Blade” trilogy, was released from prison in…

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Dasti files plea against fake degree sentence

Web DeskMUZAFFARGARH: Ex-MNA Jamshed Dasti filed an appeal in Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday against three-year jail sentence awarded to him by a district court in fake degree case. Dasti had filed nomination papers from NA-177 and 178 to contest election against former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar. But he was convicted over fake…

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BHC sets aside Humayun Kurd’s jail sentence in fake degree case

Web DeskQUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday nullified one-year jail sentence awarded to ex-federal minister Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd in fake degree case. On Wednesday, the Sibi District and Sessions Court handed down the sentence to Kurd, who was arrested soon afterwards.Addressing the media after his arrest, Kurd had announced that he would…

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Fifteen die in protests at Bangladesh Islamist's death sentence

DHAKA: A Bangladesh tribunal convicted an Islamist party leader and sentenced him to death on Thursday, the third verdict by the court set up to investigate abuses during the country's independence war, triggering widespread protests by supporters in which at least 15 people were killed.Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found…

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