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Mali's 2012 coup leader released on bail amid trial delays

Jan. 28, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Former military Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who overthrew Mali's president in 2012, was released on bail Tuesday as he awaits a long-delayed trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that same year. Human rights groups have decried the long quest for justice...

Thailand's Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit gestures to supporters at the party's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court ruled Tuesday that the Future Forward Party showed no intention of committing the offense, and that the complaint had not been filed according to the correct legal procedure. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge

Jan. 21, 2020 5:45 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation. The court ruled that the Future Forward Party showed no...

Turkey: 115 soldiers detained over links to US-based cleric

Jan. 14, 2020 2:16 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained 115 soldiers suspected of links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016, the state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency says the 115 are among a total of 176 soldiers that prosecutors ordered...

Turkey sentences critical journalists to prison

Dec. 27, 2019 6:03 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday convicted six journalists and one other employee of an independent newspaper of aiding the network of a U.S.-based cleric who is accused of masterminding the failed coup in 2016, the state-run news agency reported. The seven were accused of supporting the...