Justice Ministry

  • President Nov 25, 2019

    Attorney General: Israel's Netanyahu Not Required to Resign

    Israel’s attorney general said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges, giving a small boost to the embattled leader. Avichai Mandelblit said in a statement that Netanyahu can remain interim prime minister, just days after serving him with charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Netanyahu faces calls...

  • lawyer Mar 13, 2019

    Italy Outraged as Court Finds Victim Too Ugly to Be Raped

    Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim. The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted “Shame!” and held up...

  • lawyer Mar 13, 2019

    Italy Outraged as Court Finds Victim Too Ugly to Be Raped

    Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim. The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted “Shame!” and held up...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2018

    US Deports Former Nazi Camp Guard From NYC Home to Germany: White House

    The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and flown to Germany, the White House says.

  • Russia Jul 6, 2018

    Japan Cult Leader, Followers Executed for 1995 Gas Attack on Tokyo Subway, Other Crimes

    Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, closing a chapter on one of Japan’s most shocking crimes in recent memory. During the morning rush hour of March 20, 1995, members of the Asahara’s Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic...

  • lawyer Jul 3, 2018

    Team of Loyal Accomplices Flew Notorious French Criminal Out of Prison

    French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France’s most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced him to land Sunday in Reau Prison’s yard, used power tools to break through the prison yard’s doors and hustled Redoine Faid to freedom. Faid,...

  • Asher Klein Jun 21, 2018

    Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israel's PM, Charged With Fraud, Breach of Trust

    The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country’s first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption investigations plaguing the prime minister. Although the indictment against Sara Netanyahu did not directly affect the prime...

  • facebook Mar 19, 2018

    In Patriarchal Japan, Saying ‘Me Too' Can Be Risky for Women

    Japanese women who say “Me too” do so at their own risk. Online comments accused Rika Shiiki of lying and being a publicity hound when she tweeted that she lost business contracts after refusing to have sex with clients. Some said that by agreeing to dine with a man, she led him on. “The comments I received were disproportionately negative,”...

  • facebook Jun 29, 2017

    Germany May Put Social Media on the Hook for Hate Speech With Fines Up to 50M Euros

    German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country’s existing limits on free speech — including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial — in social networks. Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online. The proposed measure would fine social networking sites up to 50...

  • Attorney Apr 20, 2017

    Russian Supreme Court Bans Jehovah's Witnesses

    Russia’s Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. The court ordered the closure of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property. The Interfax news agency on Thursday quoted Justice...

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