Amid turmoil over the treatment of post-election detainees and controversy over the mass trials of political figures, Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday appointed a new judiciary chief, Iranian media reported.
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Top Iranian general: Let’s prosecute opposition leaders
A senior official with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago. Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, along with former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, should be tried for attempting to lead a Western-backed “velvet revolution” that aimed to topple the regime, the official said.
Omagh bomb families win damages case
Relatives of victims of Northern Ireland’s deadliest single bombing on Monday won a landmark civil case against four men they blamed for the attack in Omagh that killed 29 people. Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt and three other men, Liam Campbell, Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly, were found to be responsible for the terrorist attack by a judge in a case brought by victims’ families at Belfast High Court.
Questions surround death of Seattle woman at Thai hotel
Teens acquitted of murder in immigrant’s fatal beating
Two Pennsylvania teens were acquitted of murder, aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation charges Friday in the beating death of a Mexican immigrant last summer. However, a Schuylkill County jury found Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak guilty of simple assault stemming from the death of Luis Ramirez, who died of blunt force injuries to the head after a fight with the defendants and their friends. Donchak, 19, was also found guilty of providing alcohol to the group of teens that encountered Ramirez the night of July 12 on a residential street in the rural mining town of Shenandoah.
Crowded courtroom for start of Kercher murder trial
20 alleged Hispanic gang members indicted in Colorado
Twenty alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation’s largest and most violent have been indicted in Colorado on drug and firearm charges, authorities said Tuesday. Of the 20 alleged MS-13 members named in two indictments, eight were arrested Tuesday morning in Denver and in Los Angeles, California, authorities said. Another eight were already in custody, according to a news release from the U.S