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Robinho’s appeal against nine-year sentence for rape dismissed

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The former Brazil forward Robinho had a nine-year sentence for the rape of a young woman upheld by Italy’s top court on Wednesday. Brazil does not extradite its own citizens when they are sentenced in other countries,...

Terrorism convict ordered to read classics is jailed after sentence overturned

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A judge’s decision to order a white supremacist to read classic literature as part of a suspended sentence has been quashed by the court of appeal after a successful challenge by the government. Ben John, 22, gave no ...

Star Hobson killing: mother’s sentence referred to court of appeal

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The eight-year jail sentence handed to Frankie Smith for causing or allowing the death of her toddler daughter, Star Hobson, has been referred to the court of appeal. Suella Braverman, the attorney general, said the c...

Speculation grows that Maxwell may try to cut a deal for reduced sentence

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Now that the British former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted in her sex-trafficking trial, speculation is growing that she may try to cut a deal and become a government witness in any broader investigati...

‘2.4C is a death sentence’: Vanessa Nakate’s fight for the forgotten countries of the climate crisis

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In February 2020, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Vanessa Nakate had her point made for her in the most vivid and “frustrating and heartbreaking” way. The Ugandan climate crisis activist, who turned 25 last mont...

Birmingham stabbings: man given minimum 21-year prison sentence

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A man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia who killed a 23-year-old man and injured seven others in a violent stabbing spree in Birmingham last year has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 year...

‘A death sentence’: Indigenous climate activists denounce Cop26 deal

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Indigenous communities facing an upsurge in land grabs, water shortages and human rights violations as a result of the Cop26 deal have accused world leaders of sacrificing them in order to postpone meaningful climate ...

Belgian police officer who shot two-year-old girl has sentence cut

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A Belgian court has reduced the sentence of a police officer convicted of accidentally shooting dead a two-year old girl during a high-speed chase of suspected people smugglers. An appeal court cut the officer’s suspe...

The killing of Sophie Moss: why did a vulnerable mother’s attacker get such a short sentence?

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Last July, the home secretary, Priti Patel, fired off a triumphant tweet: “We have published a clause to end so-called ‘rough sex defence’ which enables perpetrators to avoid justice by claiming their victims consente...

Wayne Couzens lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

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Wayne Couzens, sentenced to a whole-life tariff for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard, is seeking to have his sentence reduced, the court of appeal has confirmed. Couzens, 48, received the rare whole-life t...

Kent man who posted racist video after Euros final gets suspended sentence

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A father-of-three who posted an “abhorrent” video on Facebook racially abusing Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro 2020 final has been handed a suspended sentence. Bradford Pretty, a 50-year-o...

Sarah Everard murder: Wayne Couzens given whole-life sentence

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Wayne Couzens has received a whole-life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard. The former Metropolitan police officer abused his police powers and knowledge to lure the 33-year-old off a south Lond...

Call for sentence review after neo-Nazi told to read classic literature

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The attorney general’s office has been asked to review whether an unduly lenient sentence was handed to a neo-Nazi who was ordered to read classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice. Ben John, who was convicted of...

China court upholds death sentence against Canadian Robert Schellenberg

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A Chinese court has upheld a death sentence against Canadian citizen Robert Schellenberg. Schellenberg has been detained in China since 2014, when he was accused of attempting to smuggle 225kg of methamphetamine to Au...

Samsung boss to be freed from jail after bribery sentence

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The billionaire boss of South Korea’s Samsung empire will be freed from jail on Friday after serving part of a 30-month sentence for bribing former South Korea president Park Geun-hye. Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s vice-cha...

Joe Exotic should receive shorter prison sentence, federal appeals court rules

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A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Tiger King’s Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. Joe Exotic, whose real name is Jose...

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