Military legal affairs

March 11, 2019 - 10:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Israeli soldiers charged with abusing Palestinian detainees have been sentenced to six and a half months in prison under a plea deal with a military court. The court approved the plea bargain late Sunday after the soldiers confessed to severely abusing two Palestinian...
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March 11, 2019 - 6:30 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary has delivered a verdict against U.S. Navy veteran Michael White who was detained last July in Iran but there is no information as to what the ruling contained, a semi-official news agency reported Monday. A prosecutor in the northeastern city of Mashdad,...
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In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019 photo, Chelsea Manning addresses the media outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. The former Army intelligence analyst was ordered to jail Friday, March 8, 2019, for refusing to testify to a Virginia grand jury investigating Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
March 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to jail for contempt of court on Friday after a brief hearing in which Manning confirmed...
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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during her press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March. 7, 2019. Tymoshenko is running in the president election scheduled for March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 07, 2019 - 12:20 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday promised life imprisonment for anyone convicted of military corruption allegations, including the incumbent president. A media investigation last week detailed alleged embezzlement schemes in Ukraine's military...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, Egyptian actor Amr Waked arrives on the red carpet during the first International El Gouna Film Festival, in el-Gouna, Egypt. Waked, an Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s government, said Thursday, March 7, 2019, that a military court has sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison in two separate cases. Waked, a 45-year-old actor living in Spain said his lawyer told him he was convicted of “disseminating false news and insulting state institutions.” (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 07, 2019 - 7:19 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government says a military court has sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison in two separate cases. Amr Waked, a 45-year-old actor living in Spain, said on Thursday his lawyer told him he was...
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FILE -- In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Hesham Genena, then head of Egypt's oversight body, poses for a portrait in front of pictures of his predecessors at his office in Cairo, Egypt. Ali Taha, an Egyptian lawyer, said Sunday, March 3, 2019, that a military appeals court has upheld a five-year sentence against Genena, the country's former auditor for disseminating false news against the military. Genena can still challenge the ruling a final time at Egypt's highest military court of appeals. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
March 03, 2019 - 9:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military appeals court on Sunday upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former auditor for disseminating false news about the military, his lawyer said. Hesham Genena can still challenge the ruling a final time at Egypt's highest military court of appeals, added...
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Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, second from left, together with other transgender military members, from left, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army SSgt. Patricia King, and Navy Petty Officer Third Class Akira Wyatt, testify about their service before a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, as the Trump administration pushes to ban their service. Stehlik is a graduate of West Point and served in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 27, 2019 - 9:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration's desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future. Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, an...
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The former chief of the cybercrime department at Russia's main domestic security agency Sergei Mikhailov, left, and the former employee of Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm Ruslan Stoyanov attend a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Moscow's District Military Court stripped Sergei Mikhailov of his colonel's rank and ordered him to pay a 400,000-ruble ($6,130) fine and handed a 14-year sentence to Ruslan Stoyanov who was charged in the same case. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
February 26, 2019 - 3:24 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military court convicted a former senior counterintelligence officer and a cybersecurity firm executive of treason Tuesday, concluding a case that initially aroused speculation of a manufactured effort to punish the source of leaks about Russian campaign hacking. Moscow's...
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February 26, 2019 - 1:45 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say a man suspected of several extremist attacks has assaulted a judge with his gavel during his trial at a Tunis military court. The 33-year-old Adel Ghandri was brought to court Tuesday alongside several other suspects accused of attacking a military...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:01 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said Friday that a military court has found retired Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani guilty of violating...
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