Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Christians Shama (L) and Shehzad (R) were accused of desecrating the Koran and killed by a mob in 2014 Saima – not her real name- still hasn’t recovered from her four years in solitary confinement in a small Pakistani prison cell. “Even now I feel like I am in jail….

Diane Rwigara: Rwanda government critic acquitted

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Diane Rwigara is a prominent critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame A Rwandan court in the capital, Kigali, has acquitted government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother of charges of inciting insurrection and forgery. Ms Rwigara has been imprisoned for over a year, after being barred from running in presidential…

Rome Mayor Acquitted on Lying Charge, to Relief of Five Star Movement

ROME — Rome’s embattled mayor was acquitted on Saturday of charges of lying about a city hall appointment, a case that threatened her career as well as the credibility of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement she represents. A judge found that no crime had been committed when the mayor, Virginia Raggi, appointed the brother of…

Petra Laszlo: Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants is acquitted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Hungarian camerawoman was sacked after being filmed tripping up fleeing migrants Hungary’s supreme court has acquitted a camerawoman who was filmed tripping and kicking migrants at the border in 2015. Petra Laszlo had been sentenced to three years’ probation for her actions by a lower court….

Russian ‘mafia’ group and MP Reznik acquitted in Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian MP Vladislav Reznik (L) was among the suspects Spanish judges have acquitted 17 Russians over alleged large-scale money-laundering for the Russian mafia. A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, was among those acquitted. Nine other suspects remain at large, including alleged gang boss Gennady Petrov. The National Criminal Court found…

Doctor acquitted in ‘stolen babies’ case

Spanish court acquits ex-doctor accused of stealing newborns from mothers and supplying them to infertile couples This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can…

Suhaib Ilyasi: India TV crime host acquitted of wife’s murder

Image copyright Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times Image caption Suhaib Ilyasi was first arrested in March 2000 A court in India’s capital Delhi has acquitted the host of a popular TV crime series who had been jailed for murdering his wife in 2000. The Delhi High Court judge said there was no evidence that Suhaib Ilyasi,…

Former Argentine President Acquitted of Arms Smuggling

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s highest criminal court acquitted former President Carlos Menem on Thursday of smuggling arms shipments to Ecuador and Croatia in the 1990s when both countries were involved in armed conflicts, overturning a 2013 conviction. Mr. Menem, 88, had been sentenced by a lower court to seven years in prison for “aggravated…