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Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

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Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest.Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder.Ayari, 24, was also given a 20-year sentence. Both fired on officers who raided a flat in Brussels in 2016.He is being held in a jail in France and is due to face trial there over the Paris attacks themselves.He had refused to answer questions from the judge in the trial in Brussels, and eventually refused to attend the hearings. Neither he nor Ayari, 24, was in court as the verdict was read out on Monday. Both received the maximum 20-year term requested by prosecutors.The judge, Marie France Keutgen, said that "there can be no doubt...
Pregnant YouTuber jailed for killing partner in stunt

Pregnant YouTuber jailed for killing partner in stunt

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A pregnant woman who shot dead her boyfriend in a botched YouTube stunt has been jailed for six months.Monalisa Perez and Ricardo Ruiz III were hoping to create a viral video by stopping a bullet with a book.The 20-year-old fired a .50 calibre handgun at Mr Ruiz from roughly a foot (30cm) away as he held an encyclopaedia to his chest.A Desert Eagle pistol was used for the stunt, which has been described as "one of the world's most powerful semi-automatic handguns".The bullet pierced the book - and the 22-year-old died from the gunshot wound.According to local media, 30 people - including the couple's young daughter - witnessed the shooting.Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, but her sentence was lower than suggested by state guidelines.James Brue, an attorney in Norman Coun...
Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia pleads for release

Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia pleads for release

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia on espionage charges is pleading for release after more than seven months behind bars.James Ricketson, 68, was in court in Phnom Penh this week to appeal two prior rejections of bail requests. He has been detained since June, when police arrested the documentary filmmaker after he flew a camera-equipped drone over anti-government protesters."I've just been beaten up by the police at Prey Sar prison. There's no evidence that I've done anything wrong," he told reporters, according to the Phnom Penh Post. "We're transported in a tin can -- with no water, no air conditioning. This is the kind of torture that's inflicted on you whether you're innocent or guilty."Ricketson faces 10 years for "receiving or collecting information, proce...
Peru's jailed ex-President Fujumori released from hospital

Peru's jailed ex-President Fujumori released from hospital

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Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was resting at home for the first time Friday since he was pardoned and released from prison on health grounds.Fujimori, 79, left a hospital in Lima on Thursday night to return to his home in a suburb of the capital. He had been in the hospital for nearly two weeks.President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned Fujimori on Christmas Day, prompting protesters to fill the streets and chant "traitor" and "the pardon has got to go."Fujimori, who was Peru's leader from 1990 to 2000, was serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses.Fujimori's term began in 2007 with a six-year sentence for bribery and abuse of power. Two years into that sentence, Fujimori was given another 25 years for human rights abuses that included authorizing...
Former Bosnian fighter Azra Basic jailed 14 years for war crimes

Former Bosnian fighter Azra Basic jailed 14 years for war crimes

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A court in Bosnia sentenced a former female fighter known as the "mistress of life and death" to 14 years in prison for war crimes on Wednesday.Azra Basic was handed the sentence after being found guilty of taking part in the killings, torture and inhumane treatment of Serb civilians and prisoners of war during the Balkan war in 1992.The court determined Basic murdered a restrained prisoner named Blagoja Djuras at the Yugoslav People's Army Hall in Derventa, by stabbing him in the neck.It was also found she ordered prisoners to remove their shoes and clothing, eat money, walk barefoot on glass and lick blood off Djuras's dead body.The sentence handed to the 58-year-old Basic is the most severe given to a woman for atrocities committed during the Bosnian conflict.During the...