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Cosby’s lawyers, claim unfair trial, seek to overturn sex assault conviction

Legal experts have said Cosby's best chance on appeal is to challenge Judge Steven O'Neill's decision permitting other alleged victims to testify.

Singaporean sues for wrongful conviction, inhumane treatment

Church worker files criminal motion in the High Court to set aside conviction for immigration offences.

Rapper Meek Mill to appeal sentence that drew activists’ ire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court will hear arguments on Tuesday over Mill's treatment by Philadelphia judge Genece Brinkley, who sent him to jail.

Fahmi Reza fails to strike out conviction for publishing Najib caricature

Court of Appeal upholds the High Court's decision to jail and fine the graphic designer.

3 convicted of terrorism over Australian mosque arson attack

The three have yet to be sentenced.

Vatican removes Guam archbishop after conviction of sexual abuse

The allegations against Anthony Apuron first emerged in 2016.

Pell’s conviction casts doubt on victim redress scheme he created

George Pell is behind bars awaiting sentencing for assaulting two choirboys in 1996-1997, shortly after he was appointed Archbishop of Melbourne.

Voter files suit, says Anwar can’t contest despite pardon

She wants a declaration that the Federal Territories Pardons Board, formed to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, did not follow the Federal Constitution.

Suit by Altantuya’s family: Court to rule on Monday on use...

Counsel Sangeet Kaur Deo says civil court is entitled to rely and accept evidence given during criminal trial.

Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

The widely expected decision removes a cloud hanging over Brazil's most uncertain election in decades.

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.

PKR polls: Green light for Rafizi despite NFC conviction

The PKR vice-president has obtained exemption from the RoS as provided for in the Societies Act.

Congo’s Bemba ordered released after war crimes acquittal

Appeals judges said they could not pin responsibility on Bemba for crimes committed by soldiers under his command.

Family of Dutch model offers US$50,000 reward for tip-offs

Ivana Smit's family says the reward will be given for credible information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her death.

Anwar’s family wants re-test of DNA evidence

Free Anwar movement coordinator Yusmadi Yusoff claims samples were obtained by trickery.

Maldives must let ex-president contest election, UN rights group says

Former President Mohamed Nasheed had been barred from standing for election due to a conviction on terrorism charges.

Brazil’s Supreme Court close to rejecting Lula’s plea to avoid jail

Brazil's Supreme Court was on the verge of rejecting on Wednesday former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, a case that has sharply divided the country, cast a shadow over this year's presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army.

Court throws out Anwar suit, says ‘backdoor’ attempt to overturn conviction

The court says the jailed opposition leader has failed to name the officer accused of obtaining a conviction against him by fraud.

Northern Ireland’s Adams loses attempt to overturn jailbreak conviction

Gerry Adams lost his appeal two have two convictions from 1975 overturned.

Anwar’s suit can’t stand as wrong party named, says govt lawyer

Anwar Ibrahim should have named the attorney-general, acting in his capacity as public prosecutor in criminal cases, and not the government, says Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud in Anwar’s suit alleging fraud by the government in convicting him of sodomy.

Cambodian court upholds conviction of prominent land rights activist

Tep Vanny was found guilty of inciting violence and assaulting security guards while trying to deliver a petition to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Khalid Samad not challenging guilty verdict over tauliah

His lawyer says he has not received any instruction from the Shah Alam MP to challenge his conviction by Selangor's shariah apex court.

Court dismisses Anwar’s suit over RM9.5 million payout to Shafee

High Court says claim that RM9.5 million was paid to prosecutor Shafee Abdullah is baseless.

UK woman convicted for terror plot involving lifelike dummy

Madihah Taheer, 22, bought a lifelike training dummy so her husband, Ummariyat Mirza, 21, could practise an attack, prosecutors say.