George Floyd: Court Sentences Officer Involved To 22 Years Imprisonment
#Blacklivesmatter was echoed with the death of George Floyd last year and the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was involved in the incident has been sentenced on Friday to 22 years and six months in prison for murdering George Floyd, a videotaped killing that triggered the most profound racial upheaval in the U. S. since the civil rights era.
The punishment ended one chapter of a reckoning that spread from questions of official force to a broad reappraisal of discrimination inherent in American institutions. More than a year after the killing, matters of race have taken center stage as the nation emerges from protests and the pandemic.
A jury in April convicted Chauvin in the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man and father. On May 25, 2020, Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds after detaining him on suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. Floyd begged for mercy as his air supply dwindled.
Vatican Court Sentences Former Papal Adviser to Prison for Fraud
In a significant verdict, a Vatican court has handed down a five-and-a-half-year jail sentence to Italian cardinal Angelo Becciu, a former adviser to Pope Francis, marking the highest-ranking Vatican official ever to face financial crime charges. The 75-year-old cardinal, once considered a potential papal contender, was convicted in connection to a London property deal that resulted in substantial losses for the Catholic Church.oThe trial focused on allegations of e...
UK Court Sentences A Nigerian To Jail
A court in the United Kingdom as sentenced a Nigerian man, Adeyinka Oluwaseyi Ajose to 18 years imprisonment for repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 13.Ajose, 64, was sentenced on Thursday at Croydon Crown Court in the United Kingdom for raping his victim on four separate occasions.In a report by Mylondonnews, the police were called to a residential address in Addington, Croydon on November 10, 2020.The victim thereafter told them about numerous counts of sexu...
Woman sentenced to 34 years imprisonment for criticizing the govt
Saudi Arabia imprisoned a woman for 30 years for criticizing the Neom megacity project on Twitter, according to an activist group.ALQST, a UK-based human rights group, said a Saudi court sentenced Fatima al-Shawarbi to 30 years during a recent appeal hearing.She is in her 20s and from Al-Ahsa province, the group said.The Saudi justice system is cloaked in secrecy, often leaving activist groups as the only sources of information about cases.ALQST said that it relies...
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