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Court upholds Khalid’s acquittal on sedition charge

The ruling comes after the prosecution informs the High Court it does not wish to pursue the appeal.

Amanda Knox married before asking fans to fund wedding

The Seattle native spent 4 years in jail for a 2007 killing before an appeals court threw out the conviction for lack of evidence.

Trump ‘glad to help’ Navy SEAL acquitted of murder

US President Donald Trump congratulates Navy Seal Edward Gallagher for being acquitted of murder charges in a war crimes trial.

Woman charged with murdering maid freed due to failing health, judge...

Akhtar Tahir says in his judgment that Section 254 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code allows him to use his discretion to acquit an accused in certain circumstances.

Appeal decision to acquit employer of murdering maid, says Indonesian commission

The National Commission on Violence Against Women wants Jakarta to fight for and fulfil Adelina's rights as a victim and those of her family.

How much a maid is worth in Malaysia

Ambika MA Shan's acquittal might give prospective employers free rein to abuse their maids because they know they will not be punished.

Nothing sinister, lawyer says after maid’s boss cleared of murder

Anbananthan Yathiraju says his client, Ambika MA Shan, was acquitted in accordance with the law.

MACC to appeal acquittal of ex-Johor exco, 2 others

The anti-graft agency says the appeal would be filed at the High Court within 14 days from today.

Shamsubahrin stays free as prosecution withdraws appeal in NFC cheating case

The prosecution filed the notice of discontinuance of the appeal on March 18.

Siti Aisyah files appeal for acquittal over Kim Jong Nam murder

Her lawyer Gooi Soon Seng says a mere discharge not amounting to an acquittal opens the prospect of her being charged again.

Pakistan’s top court to decide on Bibi appeal Jan 29

Bibi was on death row for eight years for blasphemy, a hugely sensitive charge.

Court upholds surgeon’s acquittal in domestic violence case

The Court of Appeal says it has no reason to interfere in the findings of the trial judge.

Pakistan’s Christians laud acquittal of blasphemy accused

Wednesday's acquittal of the illiterate mother represented a rare victory for the community -- with Christians in Pakistan's capital Islamabad hailing the Supreme Court's decision.

I can move on with life now, activist says after end...

There are no more pending court cases against Adam Adli following the High Court's affirmation of his acquittal from participating in the 2015 #KitaLawan rally.

Ex-CID chief freed over failure to declare earnings

Prosecution drops its final appeal after accepting a letter of representation from Ku Chin Wah.

Complainant in Guan Eng’s corruption case seeks review of acquittal

Muhsin Abdul Latheef, who first lodged a report with MACC over the former chief minister's bungalow purchase, wants the acquittal replaced with a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.

Speed up institutional reforms, Bersih says after Guan Eng’s acquittal

The NGO says work to separate the office of the AG from the office of the public prosecutor and to make MACC independent should not be further delayed.

Dropping charges against Guan Eng not in good faith, says lawyer

Gunamalar Joorindanjn who represents a prosecution witness says Tommy Thomas was still the AG and public prosecutor at the time the decision was made to discontinue the trials.

I’m shocked too, says Dr Mahathir after Guan Eng’s acquittal

Mahathir Mohamad reacts to Lim Guan Eng's acquittal on corruption charges.

Senior judge interfered in Karpal’s sedition appeal, says lawyer

Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla claims the Court of Appeal was supposed to allow Karpal Singh's appeal but this was reversed due to interference by a senior judge.

Maria Chin, 2 others freed over #KitaLawan rally

Deputy minister Sim Tze Tzin, who was charged along with Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah and activist Mandeep Singh, says they were only expressing their dissatisfaction with the former government.

Johor PKR chief wants full acquittal over sedition charges

Hassan Abdul Karim does not want charges 'hanging over his head' after he was given a discharge not amounting to acquittal over tweets critical of the Selangor sultan.

Ex-Umno MP sceptical about promise to repeal Sedition Act

While welcoming the move to drop sedition charges against several activists and politicians, Tawfik Ismail says the promise to repeal the Sedition Act remains mere political talk.

Cartoonist, ex-MP freed of sedition charges

Zunar and N Surendran are acquitted after AG's decision to withdraw the charges against them.