Acquittals

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper has reported, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
September 30, 2020 - 8:21 am
ROME (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the former Holy See finance czar who left to face child sexual abuse charges in his native Australia, has returned to Rome after his acquittal to find the Vatican mired in a financial corruption scandal. The 79-year-old Pell arrived at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci...
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Jai Bhagwan Goyal, a leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, celebrates outside a court in Lucknow, India, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused, including senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in the case. The demolition sparked Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
September 30, 2020 - 4:08 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in a 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence leaving some 2,000 people dead. Four senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court is to hear an appeal Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)
September 28, 2020 - 12:38 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak wearing a face mask arrives at court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Closing arguments are expected in the first corruption trial of him linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 05, 2020 - 6:07 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak was victimized by rogue bankers and should be acquitted of corruption charges linked to the massive looting of a state investment fund, his lawyers said Friday at the close of his first corruption trial over the scandal. The High...
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June 02, 2020 - 6:02 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an...
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May 18, 2020 - 12:14 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday rejected a multimillion euro compensation claim by a former Congolese vice president who was cleared of war crimes charges after spending a decade in the court's custody. Jean-Pierre Bemba filed a claim for compensation and...
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March 19, 2020 - 12:45 pm
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter on Thursday in the 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man who held a gun to his own head as he knelt in the street during a 40-minute standoff with police. Prosecutors said Washington County Sheriff's...
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February 28, 2020 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Three former Barclays bankers have been cleared of fraud over a 4 billion-pound ($5.2 billion) investment deal with Qatar at the height of the global financial crisis in 2008. The three men — Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath — were acquitted Friday after a five-month...
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Turkish activist Feray Salman and international human rights activists speak to the media before the trial of the Amnesty International's former Turkey chairman and 10 other activists, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. A court in Istanbul will hand down verdicts for defendants in the closely-watched trial on charges of belonging to or aiding terror groups. The case against activists heightened concerns about Turkey's treatment of human rights defenders. (AP Photo)
February 19, 2020 - 11:50 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The body overseeing Turkish judges and prosecutors has launched an investigation into three judges who acquitted philanthropist businessman Osman Kavala and eight other activists of terrorism charges, Turkey's state media reported on Wednesday. The move by the parliament- and...
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Mucella Yapici, one of defendants, celebrates after a court acquitted nine leading Turkish civil society activists of terrorism-related charges related to anti-government protests, including an entrepreneur known for philanthropy who has been jailed for more than two years, in Silivri, outside Istanbul, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
February 18, 2020 - 4:57 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges and ordered his release from jail after 840 days. The Istanbul prosecutor's office said in a statement...
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