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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World
Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to TehranBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressJune 30, 2020, 9:47 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials that directly challenged Iran's Shiite theocracy. Those demonstrations represented the biggest challenge to Iran since the 2009 Green Movement protests and set the stage fo...
Five sentenced to death over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Five sentenced to death over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

World
Five people have been sentenced to death over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says.Three more have been given jail terms totalling 24 years after the murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October last year. Saudi Arabia has carried out the trials of the accused in near total secrecy after Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman drew international condemnation for the killing because several Saudi agents who worked directly for him were involved. Image: Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate to obtain papers to allow him to get married Mr Khashoggi's son Salah said on Twitter that justice has been achieved in his father's case.Saudi Arabia offered a number of different explan...
Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper sentenced to two years in prison

Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper sentenced to two years in prison

Entertainment
Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sentenced to two years in prison for crimes he carried out while he was a member of a violent gang.The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty to racketeering and other offences in New York.The 23-year-old initially denied the charges but entered a plea bargain giving evidence against other gang members in order to get a reduced sentence.The 13 months he's spent in jail already, will be included. The rapper had been facing a minimum of 47 years and a maximum of life in prison but the plea bargain means he could be released around November 2020.He testified against former members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.The offences 6ix9ine was charged with include racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a dangerous w...
Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason

Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason

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General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former military leader, has been sentenced to death at a special court hearing in Islamabad.The three-member court sentenced him over a high treason charge that has been pending since 2013. Gen Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as the country's president from 2001 to 2008. He is currently in Dubai after being allowed to leave the country for medical treatment in 2016.The charge relates to Gen Musharraf's suspension of the constitution in 2007, when he imposed emergency rule in a move intended to extend his tenure. Profile: Pakistan's ex-leader Gen MusharrafHe issued a video statement from a hospital bed earlier this month, describing the case against him as "baseless". Gen Musharraf is the fi...