TOM HAYS / The Associated PressFeb 12, 2019
The ex-leader of the murderous Sinaloa cartel, a jail escape artist who made billions in smuggling profits, faces decades in U.S. prison. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
VICTORIA MILKO and AUNG NAING SOE / The Associated PressSep 3, 2018
The verdict against the two men under the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act is met with international condemnation. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the government's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Paul Elias / The Associated PressNov 30, 2017
The defendant, an undocumented immigrant, fatally shot Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier. After Thursday's verdict, a defense lawyer denounces the use of the case "to foment hate." Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 23, 2011
Ten Muslim students from UC Irvine who heckled Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren during an on-campus appearance last year were found guilty Friday of two misdemeanors to conspire and to disrupt the speech, despite their arguments citing free speech. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 28, 2008
Even as his conviction has politicos rethinking Senate filibuster math, Ted Stevens of Alaska says he'll fight the verdict and continue campaigning for re-election. It's not all bad news for the longest serving Senate Republican -- and you really can't make this up -- the Senate doesn't ban convicted felons. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 19, 2008
Sayed Parwez Kaambakhsh, a 23-year-old Afghan student, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy because of an article he downloaded from the Internet. The verdict has aroused outrage around the world, and top U.S. and European officials have spoken with the Afghan government. However, some worry that international pressure could back Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the nation's religious fundamentalists into a corner and therefore ensure that the execution is carried out. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 5, 2006
Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity. Reactions to the verdict illustrate the sectarian divisions that have become so familiar in Iraq, with celebrations erupting in Shiite and Kurdish areas while some Sunni neighborhoods turned to violent protest.
Truthdig classic: Juan Cole on Saddam's trial Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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