Acquittals

December 20, 2018 - 5:25 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has acquitted 43 people, including German and U.S. nationals, of charges they illegally received funding for their local and foreign non-governmental groups. Thursday's verdict ended a seven-year legal battle that rattled civil society groups just months after a 2011...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses. A Boston jury acquitted another employee, pharmacist Joseph...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, head of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Labbaik party chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi gestures during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani minister on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 says the detained Islamic clerics who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case will face treason and terrorism charges. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
December 01, 2018 - 9:50 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani minister says the detained Islamic clerics who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case will face treason and terrorism charges. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that Tehreek-e...
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Former Bosnian Army commander of Srebrenica Naser Oric, center, escorted as he leaves court in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. A Bosnian appeals court has acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)
November 30, 2018 - 9:07 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian appeals court on Friday acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of killing three Serb prisoners of war in villages around Srebrenica in the early...
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November 30, 2018 - 7:14 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds. About 40 masked people attacked the facilities at Skouries...
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Pakistani security officials stand guard after a clash with religious protesters in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday evening, Nov. 23, 2018. Police in Pakistan have arrested hundreds of supporters of a detained radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 24, 2018 - 11:29 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police in an ongoing crackdown arrested some 1100 supporters of a detained radical Islamic cleric, who disrupted daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, officials said Saturday. Senior police officer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, the head of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Labbaik radical religious party, Khadim Hussain Rizvi prays during a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case says he has been arrested Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 by police in the city of Lahore. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, file)
November 23, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case says he has been arrested by police in the city of Lahore. In a statement, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party said their...
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Protesters march through downtown in response to a jury finding U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the cross-border shooting death of Mexican teen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. It was his second trial after another jury acquitted him of second-degree murder and deadlocked on the manslaughter charge earlier this year. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 11:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona jury on Wednesday acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of manslaughter in the shooting of a Mexican teen through a border fence, sparking a protest in downtown Tucson following the second loss for federal prosecutors in the second trial over the 2012 killing. Jurors in...
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Saiful Malook, lawyer of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, is photographed prior to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Bibi has been freed recently from jail after eight years on death row for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 20, 2018 - 9:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row in Pakistan wants to leave her homeland for any western country willing to issue visas for her and her family, her lawyer said Tuesday. Several countries have already offered Aasia...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Aasia Bibi, in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's government struggling with a crisis surrounding Bibi — a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row — now has to deal with "fake" images on social media purporting to show her leaving the country. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih, File)
November 12, 2018 - 8:05 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with "fake" images on social media purporting to show her outside the country. The deceptive images have prompted...
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