Interpol chief warns Europe of ISIS 2.0 when jihadists serving minor sentences leave jail

Europe should brace itself for a new wave of terrorist attacks when Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) supporters serving short sentences begin to emerge from jail in a few years, the head of Interpol has warned. The next big terrorist threat in Europe could come from IS supporters currently in prison for minor terrorism-related crimes, […]

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their sentences

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentences, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression. Punishment for the two journalists sparked worldwide criticism. They had been reporting on Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when they were […]

Iraqi court sentences 16 Turkish women to death over ISIS membership

Iraq’s Central Criminal Court has issued death sentences to 16 Turkish women, a judiciary spokesman said. They were found guilty of joining Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and aiding terrorists in their attacks. The women were convicted to death by hanging after “it was proven they belong to the Daesh terrorist group and after they […]

Iran sentences ‘Mossad spy’ to death over assassinations of nuclear scientists

An alleged spy for Israel’s Mossad intelligence service has been sentenced to death in Iran after he was found guilty of being involved in a string of assassinations of Iran’s nuclear scientists, according to prosecutors in Tehran. “One of the crimes of the convict has been disclosing the address and some details of 30 important […]

Ruling-party lawmaker seeks life sentences for convicted pedophiles

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 14:30 A working group of lawmakers headed by United Russia MP Irina Yarovaya has proposed the introduction of life sentences for sex crimes involving victims under the age of 12. Read more “For the first time, we are proposing to make life sentences a punishment for sex crimes against children […]

Saudi Justice Min. defends secret court's death sentences for 14 Shia protesters

Saudi Arabia has issued a rare public response to accusations of torture used to force confessions from 14 Shia Muslims who were sentenced to death in July by the secretive Saudi Specialized Criminal Court. The 14 men participated in anti-government protests in 2011 and 2012 during the Arab Spring. A statement by Sheikh Mansour Al-Ghafari […]

Iran sentences US dual national to 10yrs in prison for spying

Iran has sentenced a US dual national to 10 years in prison for “gathering information” while being “directly guided by America,” Iran’s Judiciary spokesman said. “This person, who was gathering information and was directly guided by America, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence can be appealed,” spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said […]

Acid attackers could get life sentences – UK home secretary

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 15:23 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested that acid attacks may soon carry life sentences, following a spate of incidents in recent weeks. Writing in the Sunday Times, Rudd also said that she would pursue a wide-ranging review of prosecutor’s guidelines so that acid and other noxious liquids can […]

‘Shadow of death’: Serial killer nurse sentenced to 8 life sentences for murder of elderly patients

A Canadian nurse has been sentenced to eight concurrent life sentences for murdering eight elderly people who were under her care at nursing homes in Ontario. Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 50, will serve a life sentence, without the possibility of parole for 25 years. Wettlaufer was charged last October with eight counts of first degree murder with […]