Trials

Two defendants are holding folders in front of their faces as a screen, while a defense attorney is talking to the right defendant and judicial officers are standing behind the defendants at a trial in Freiburg, Germany, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Most of the eleven defendants have been sentenced to prison for the gang rape of an 18-year-old girl in Freiburg in mid-October 2018. In order to comply with the Corona rules, the trial did not take place in a court, but in a concert hall. (Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 5:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group of men was convicted of rape Thursday at the end of a year-long trial over a gang assault on an 18-year-old woman in 2018. The case, in which most of the 11 defendants were Syrian, added to tensions in Germany over migration. Prosecutors say the woman was offered an Ecstasy...
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In this July 17, 2020 taken photo arrives Bruno Dey, 93-year-old former SS guard of the Stutthof concentration camp near Danzig, a courtroom in the regional court in Hamburg, Germany. As a 17-year-old SS private, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber of Nazi Germany’s Stutthof concentration camp from his post in a guard tower, and watched daily as their bodies were carted to the crematorium to be turned into ash. A Hamburg state court is deciding Thursday whether the 93-year-old’s role as a guard more than 75 years ago is enough to convict him of 5,230 counts of accessory to murder. (Photo/Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa Pool/dpa)
July 23, 2020 - 2:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. Bruno Dey was given a two-year suspended sentence by the Hamburg state court, news...
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Gabriel Natale Hjorth, from the United States, center, arrives in the courtroom where he is standing trial for the killing of Italian Carabinieri police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, in Rome, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Two tourists from California are accused of murdering Cerciello during their summer vacation in Italy in July 2019. (Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP)
July 22, 2020 - 11:46 am
ROME (AP) — Court-appointed psychiatrists testified Wednesday that a 20-year-old California man accused of murdering an Italian police officer has suffered from anxiety and depression and lives with “a sense of chronic anger” but is competent to stand trial. An evaluation was requested by defense...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong. With Britain the latest country to scrap an extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus has returned to concerns over Chinese justice that sparked months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous city last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
July 21, 2020 - 7:05 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A year ago, an extradition bill in Hong Kong that could have sent suspects to mainland China for trial sparked the largest protests and biggest political crisis the semi-autonomous territory has seen since its return to China in 1997. Now, the issue has come full circle. After...
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US Actress Amber Heard arrives at the High Court in London, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a "wife-beater." Depp strongly denies all allegations.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 21, 2020 - 6:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard denied Tuesday that she fabricated injuries to show that her then-husband Johnny Depp had been violent toward her as she took to the witness box for her second day of evidence in Depp’s libel case against a British tabloid over allegations of domestic violence. At Britain’...
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Candles, a funeral wreath and pictures of the victims of the terrorist attack in Halle stand on a green area in front of the Magdeburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. This is where the trial of the Halle bomber begins. The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office accuses the man of 13 crimes, including murder and attempted murder. The assassin had tried to cause a bloodbath in the synagogue in Halle on October 9, 2019, the highest Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 5:12 am
MAGDEBURG, Germany (AP) — A German man went on trial Tuesday for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country's post-war history. The trial comes at a time when anti-Semitic crimes have reached their highest level since Germany started...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting, at the foreign ministry, in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Photo by Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)
July 19, 2020 - 5:34 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will resume in earnest in January, with thrice-weekly evidentiary hearings set to begin then, a Jerusalem court decided Sunday. It was not immediately clear if Netanyahu would be required to be present at each hearing,...
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July 17, 2020 - 12:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst will not resume in late July as planned, and may stay on hold until April. At a hearing Friday on the resumption of the case, which was put on pause four months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this Wednesday April 4, 2018, file image, alleged jihadist leader Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud takes his seat in the court room for his initial appearance on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The trial opened Tuesday, July 14, 2020 of an alleged Islamic extremist charged with policing a brutal Islamic regime in the Malian city of Timbukti after al-Qaida linked rebels overran the historic desert city in 2012. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, who sat in court wearing a face mask and white headscarf, is charged with involvement in crimes including rape, torture, enforced marriages and sexual slavery from April 2012 until the end of January 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)
July 14, 2020 - 3:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for an alleged Islamic extremist told International Criminal Court judges Tuesday that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and could be unfit to stand trial on charges that he policed a brutal Islamic regime in Timbuktu after al-Qaida...
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Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Friday July 10, 2020. Depp is back in the witness box at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a "wife-beater" in an April 2018 article that said he'd physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the allegations.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
July 10, 2020 - 6:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her turned him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in the public eye. He also said the couple's tempestuous marriage broke down for good after an incident in which feces were found in their bed...
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