Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

Jan 2, 2015

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ordered the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year on terror-related charges, a ruling that their lawyers hoped was a step toward resolving a case that brought a storm of international criticism on Egypt’s ...

Coulson faces retrial on News Corp. bribery charges

Jul 1, 2014

Coulson faces retrial on News Corp. bribery charges

Andy Coulson, who will be sentenced this week over phone hacking, will be retried on bribery charges after a London jury failed to reach verdicts following an eight- month trial into wrongdoing at News Corp. tabloids. Coulson, the former editor of the News of ...

Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

Apr 14, 2014

Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

by Tomohiro Osaki

Apparently perplexed but yet thrilled to find himself in the spotlight, Iwao Hakamada, formerly the world’s longest-serving death-row inmate, appeared for the first time in public Monday since being hospitalized after his release. Supporters cheered Hakamada at an event in Tokyo to raise his ...

Mar 31, 2014

Hanged man maintained innocence to the end

Michitoshi Kuma, who was hanged in 2008 for the kidnapping and killing of two girls in Fukuoka, argued his innocence right up until his execution. Kuma continued to assert his innocence even after his death sentence was finalized in 2006, saying “the truth will ...

Mar 27, 2014

Amnesty: Let 'tragedy' be a lesson to Japan's courts

by Tomohiro Osaki

Prosecutors must swiftly accept Thursday’s Shizuoka District Court decision to reopen a high-profile 1966 murder case and get to the truth behind the conviction of former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada, the Japan branch of Amnesty International said after the ruling. After nearly five decades ...