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ICC rejects compensation claim by former Congo VP Bemba

May. 18, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

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 damages...

Judge tosses most claims in suit by ex-death row inmate

Apr. 21, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit filed by a former Delaware death row inmate who was acquitted of all charges after being retried for a drug-related killing. Isaiah McCoy claimed in the lawsuit that he was wrongfully and maliciously investigated, prosecuted and...

In this April 2, 2019, file photo, people walk past a photo of guards unloading children from a truck at the Brothers Home in Busan as it is displayed in front of National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's Supreme Court said Friday, April 17, 2020, it will re-open a case related to the enslavement and abuse of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s, more than three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

SKorean court to re-open case on abusive vagrant facility

Apr. 17, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court said Friday it will re-open a case related to the enslavement and abuse of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s, more than three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. A finding that the government...

Lawyer Mark Fleming, left, walks with defendant Albert Lopez past defendant Bradley Campos outside the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, following opening statements in a federal racketeering trial for eight Vagos Motorcycle Club members on Aug. 12, 2019, in Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Prosecutors want charges dropped against Vagos gang members

Apr. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors who failed to convict eight current and former Vagos biker gang members of racketeering charges stemming from a deadly casino shootout have asked a U.S. judge in Las Vegas to dismiss all counts against 11 other defendants in the case. In court filings Friday, U.S....