Judge in Moscow, split the hammer, trying to reassure lawyers

The judge of the Moscow City Court, who is considering the case of the nationalist Ilya Goryachev, broke the ceremonial hammer, calling for lawyers to order. The ceremonial gavel is considered one of the symbols of the judiciary; the judge knocks it on a special stand in case of non-procedural behavior of any of the participants in the case. At the meeting, on Tuesday, a life-sentenced person gave evidence ...

"Born in Jerusalem, but not in Israel" - American court

The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that US citizens born in Jerusalem are not eligible to enter Israel as their country of birth on their passport applications. The decision was reportedly taken by a majority of six judges to three. So ...

KFC sues rumors of octopus chicken

Fast food chain KFC has filed a lawsuit against three Chinese companies, accusing them of spreading rumors on social media about cooking from allegedly genetically modified chicken. In the KFC statement, in particular, it is reported that one of the most widespread was the rumor that the chickens from which dishes are prepared in this network had six wings and eight ...

The trial of the case of an American journalist accused of espionage began in Iran

The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezayan, accused of espionage, begins in Iran on Tuesday and will be held behind closed doors. According to the Iranian state news agency IRNA, the process will take place in the Revolutionary Court, which usually considers cases involving ...

American lawyer became a stuffed owl

67-year-old man Charles Abbott from the American city of Aspen tried to convince the judge that he would be protected by a stuffed owl with a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. Putting the owl on the table, Charles declared that Solomon the owl was “very sensitive”, educated and sufficiently knowledgeable in legal matters. ...

Yukos shareholders try to recover $ 50 billion from Russia through the courts

The shareholders of the YUKOS oil company have applied to the courts of the United States, France and Great Britain to recover from Russia compensation in the amount of $ 50 billion, awarded to them by the Hague court. This was announced in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung by the head of Group Menatep Limited (GML) Tim Osborne. By…

The court ordered the Georgian authorities to pay compensation to gay activists

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Georgian authorities were unable to protect the rights of gay activists at demonstrations in Tbilisi in May 2012 and 2013. By the decision of the court, the Tbilisi-based organization of the LGBT community Identoba and more than ten other activists ...

NSA secret program declared illegal

The US Court of Appeals ruled illegal the collection by the National Security Agency of a huge archive of telephone data. The US Federal District Court of Appeals overturned a 2013 ruling that held that data as constitutional. The existence of the base of telephone conversations became known from the revelations of the ex-contractor ...

Vienna court refused to extradite US Firtash

The Vienna Regional Court for Criminal Cases denied the US Justice Department's request for the extradition of oligarch Dmitry Firtash. The court announced the corresponding decision on the evening of April 30. “It was a long meeting. We heard a lot of reasons, I will not repeat it all, ”said the judge. “One ...

Firtash refused voluntary extradition to the USA

Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash said during the consideration of his extradition case to the United States that he was refusing it on a voluntary basis. Reported by the correspondent. TASS from the courtroom. “No, I believe there is a political motivation for this,” he said ...

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