Criminal law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23583/BF_WIDGET_SRC en UPDATE 4-Five accused of rape in India appear in court for charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-five-accused-rape-india-appear-court-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Adds charges read, no defence assigned)</p> <p>By Annie Banerji and Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Five men accused of the rape<br /> and murder of an Indian student appeared in court on Monday to<br /> hear charges against them after two of them offered evidence<br /> possibly in return for a lighter sentence in the case that has<br /> provoked widespread anger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-five-accused-rape-india-appear-court-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Criminal procedure Person Career Priyadarshini Mattoo Quotation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731342 at http://www.globalpost.com China holds man in secret under new law despite reform talk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/china-holds-man-secret-under-new-law-despite-reform-talk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Sui-Lee Wee</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A Chinese man who agitated for an<br /> investigation into the suspicious death of an activist has been<br /> detained at an unknown location, his lawyer said on Monday,<br /> describing him as possibly the first to be held under a<br /> controversial new law that allows secret detention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/china-holds-man-secret-under-new-law-despite-reform-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Chinese art Criminal law Detention Family Relation International law Justice Law Person Attributes Person Career Person Relation Punishments Quotation Weiquan movement Zhu Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731570 at http://www.globalpost.com New Jersey man in "cannibal cop" case denied bail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/new-jersey-man-cannibal-cop-case-denied-bail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Chris Francescani</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A federal judge denied bail on<br /> Monday to a New Jersey man arrested last week on suspicion of<br /> conspiring with the so-called "cannibal cop" to kidnap and rape<br /> a woman.</p> <p>The prosecutor and defense attorney clashed repeatedly in a<br /> one-hour hearing over their sharply different interpretations of<br /> the intent of the suspect, New Jersey mechanic Michael Van Hise,<br /> 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/new-jersey-man-cannibal-cop-case-denied-bail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bail Criminal law Government Law Law enforcement in the United States Local government in the United States Person Attributes Person Career Prosecution Prosecutor Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:06:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731573 at http://www.globalpost.com Three accused in Indian rape case finally get legal help http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/three-accused-indian-rape-case-finally-get-legal-help <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Three of the men accused of<br /> raping and murdering an Indian student have asked lawyers to<br /> defend them and the lawyers have agreed to do so, even though<br /> most of the judiciary has refused to represent the suspects<br /> because of outrage over the attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/three-accused-indian-rape-case-finally-get-legal-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Criminal procedure Hospitality Law Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731643 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutors near done laying out case against accused Colorado gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/prosecutors-near-done-laying-out-case-against-accused-colorado- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lawyers for the accused appear to be building insanity defense</p> <p>* Defense has highlighted bizarre behavior of client</p> <p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jan 9 (Reuters) - Prosecutors were expected to finish presenting their case to a Colorado judge on Wednesday in the preliminary hearing of a former graduate student charged with shooting 12 people to death and wounding 58 others in a movie theater last summer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/prosecutors-near-done-laying-out-case-against-accused-colorado-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Government James Holmes Law Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732048 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. top court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/us-top-court-consider-if-silence-can-be-evidence-guilt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether a suspect's refusal to answer police questions prior to being arrested and read his rights can be introduced as evidence of guilt at his subsequent murder trial.</p> <p>Without comment, the court agreed to hear the appeal of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the December 1992 deaths of two brothers in Houston.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/us-top-court-consider-if-silence-can-be-evidence-guilt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Genovevo Salinas Hospitality Law Law enforcement in the United States Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733396 at http://www.globalpost.com Defendants' lawyers in the spotlight in Indian rape case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/defendants-lawyers-the-spotlight-indian-rape-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Frank Jack Daniel and Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - In a grubby room, one wall lined with legal tomes, a father and his son leaf through thick case files in preparation for the trial of their lives - defending the main accused in a gang-rape that outraged India and caused shock waves around the world.</p> <p>The small New Delhi legal firm, with its headquarters in a cramped office above a local bank, has been thrust into the international spotlight after being appointed to represent bus driver Ram Singh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/defendants-lawyers-the-spotlight-indian-rape-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal justice Criminal law Hospitality Juvenile court Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733759 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 16-Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dozens of Westerners, scores of Algerians initially held</p> <p>* One of the biggest international hostage crises in decades</p> <p>* Gunmen demanded end to French war in Mali</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Crime Criminal law Entertainment Environment Health Hostage taking Irregular military Islam Labor Law Political geography Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735387 at http://www.globalpost.com Some Algeria hostages made to wear explosives -French TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/some-algeria-hostages-made-wear-explosives-french-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Islamist militants holding dozens of Western hostages at a gas plant in Algeria have forced some to wear belts strapped with explosives, French television said on Thursday, quoting one of the hostages.</p> <p>France 24 said the man also told the channel during a telephone call late on Wednesday that the hostage-takers were heavily armed and had threatened to blow up the natural gas facility if the Algerian army tried to free the hostages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/some-algeria-hostages-made-wear-explosives-french-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Hostage taking Labor Law War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735468 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. won't drop conspiracy charge against 9/11 plot suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-wont-drop-conspiracy-charge-against-911-plot-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prosecutor cast doubts on validity of the charge</p> <p>* Defense has argued that conspiracy was not a war crime</p> <p>* Defendants could still face death penalty on other charges</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Pentagon appointee overseeing the Guantanamo war crimes court refused on Friday to drop conspiracy charges against five accused plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks despite the chief prosecutor's concerns that the charge might not withstand appeals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-wont-drop-conspiracy-charge-against-911-plot-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Criminal law Salim Hamdan Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736411 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 7-Algerian army stages "final assault" on gas plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/wrapup-1-foreigners-still-trapped-sahara-hostage-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Algerian forces clearing mines from site</p> <p>* Fifteen charred bodies found - source</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi and Abdelaziz Boumzar</p> <p>ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Algerian army on Saturday carried out a "final assault" on al Qaeda-linked gunmen holed up in a desert gas plant, killing 11 of the Islamists after they took the lives of seven foreign hostages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/wrapup-1-foreigners-still-trapped-sahara-hostage-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Crime Criminal law Hostage taking International relations Labor Law Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736457 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollande:talks were not an option in Algeria hostage crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/hollandetalks-were-not-option-algeria-hostage-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TULLE, France, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Algeria's approach to the hostage crisis at a desert gas plant seems the most suitable because negotiations are not possible with the kind of people involved in the attack, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/hollandetalks-were-not-option-algeria-hostage-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Criminal law Hostage taking War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736655 at http://www.globalpost.com Singer Randy Travis reaches plea deal in assault case -TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/singer-randy-travis-reaches-plea-deal-assault-case-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DALLAS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Country music singer Randy Travis has reached a plea agreement in a misdemeanor assault case arising from an altercation last summer in a Texas church parking lot, KTVT-TV reported on Saturday.</p> <p>The Grammy winner will serve 90 days of deferred adjudication under a plea he entered on Friday in a municipal court in Plano, a Dallas suburb, the CBS-affiliated station in Dallas/Forth Worth reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/singer-randy-travis-reaches-plea-deal-assault-case-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Deferred Adjudication Randy Travis Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736729 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Mexico quashes Frenchwoman's kidnap charge after 7 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Case had strained diplomatic relations</p> <p>* Judges rule trial was tainted</p> <p>* Cassez wears bullet-proof vest as police take her to airport (Updates with Cassez flying to France)</p> <p>By Alexandra Alper</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping on Wednesday, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year imprisonment that strained ties with France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Florence Cassez Florence Cassez French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Jury Kidnapping Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:16:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738532 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida prosecutor opposes delay in Trayvon Martin killer trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/florida-prosecutor-opposes-delay-trayvon-martin-killer-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 1 (Reuters) - A Florida prosecutor signaled his opposition on Friday to an attempt by George Zimmerman to delay his June trial for the murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, whom he shot and killed a year ago this month.</p> <p>A judge is expected to hear a delay motion on Tuesday filed by Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, who says he needs another six months to raise money and prepare for the racially-charged trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/florida-prosecutor-opposes-delay-trayvon-martin-killer-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Government Law Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743720 at http://www.globalpost.com