Russian tycoon Polonsky trial to begin August 8
Jul25

Russian tycoon Polonsky trial to begin August 8

Moscow’s Presnensky District Court will begin examining the case of real estate tycoon Sergey Polonsky accused of fraud on August 8, the court’s press secretary has told TASS. “The preliminary hearings behind close doors are due to be held on August 8 at 12:00 Moscow Time,” Anastasia Pylina said. Polonsky is accused of pilfering 2.6 billion rubles, or about US $41.24 million, from investors, who poured their money into his...

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Turkish officers fleeing coup go on trial in Greece
Jul21

Turkish officers fleeing coup go on trial in Greece

Eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after last week’s failed coup went on trial Thursday (Jul 21) for illegal entry in a case that threatens to strain ties between the NATO allies. The eight are being tried in the northern city of Alexandroupoli, where they arrived by military helicopter on Saturday after sending a distress signal to authorities. If convicted, they face a sentence of up to five years in prison....

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Bahrain activist’s trial postponed, rights groups call for his release
Jul12

Bahrain activist’s trial postponed, rights groups call for his release

The trial in Bahrain of prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab was postponed until Aug. 2 on Tuesday (July 12) and a request for his release rejected, his lawyer said, hours after 26 rights groups jointly called for him to be freed. Bahrain has made no public statements on Rajab’s case, but his lawyer has said charges against him relate to anti-government tweets he allegedly published last year, including one accusing the...

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