Posts tagged as trial

Lithuania begins trial of two Russian spies in absentia

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lithuania began a trial in absentia of two suspected accomplices of a Russian FSB officer returned to Russia in a three-way spy swap last month. They are accused of recruiting Lithuanian citizens, crossing the border illegally, and other offenses. In the new criminal case, a Russian and a Lithuanian citizens identified only by their initials I. G. and V. S., respectively, were charged in absentia with espionage. I. G., the…

Former Nazi concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

Saturday, October 19, 2019

When German Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt flew to Jerusalem to cover the high-profile trial against Adolf Eichmann, she reflected that the criminal who had escaped capture for years and was standing trial for crimes against humanity wasn’t a monster. He was an absolutely normal person who was really convinced he was “just doing his job”, she said. Over 50 years later, and facing 5,230 counts of accessory to murder in…

Turkey jails 24 Istanbul airport workers pending trial after protests

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Turkish court has jailed pending trial 24 people involved in protests over work conditions at Istanbul’s new airport last week, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday. The airport is a centerpiece of a 15-year construction boom under President Tayyip Erdogan. It has an initial planned capacity of 90 million passengers a year, making it one of the world’s biggest airports. Istanbul’s governor said on Sunday more than 400 people…