Saturday, September 25, 2021

British judge rejects U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange

A British judge on Monday rejected the United States' request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. (CBC)

Teens charged with murdering Calgary Police officer will seek bail

When Amir Abdulrahman and his 17-year-old friend were pulled over by police on New Years Eve, there was already a warrant out for the older teen's arrest. Abdulrahman, 19, was wanted for assault when Sgt. Andrew Harnett initiated a traffic stop in the city's northeast. The vehicle he stopped struck and dragged him, killing him. (CBC)

NXIVM sex cult founder Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

NEW YORK - Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials, and ordered to have sex with him, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 years in prison following his conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes. (The Province)

Ottawa police officer not guilty of manslaughter in death of Abdirahman Abdi

Ottawa police Const. Daniel Montsion has been found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with the 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi. Abdi, a 37-year-old Black man, died following a confrontation with Ottawa police on July 24, 2016. Montsion had pleaded not guilty to all charges. (CBC)

Meng Wanzhou loses bid for access to confidential documents in extradition case

A judge has upheld the majority of Canada's privilege claims over documents sought by lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, in her U.S. extradition case, Canada's justice department said late on Thursday. (CBC)

Newly filed court documents turn up the heat on non-cooperative RCMP

On Friday, one of the RCMP officers involved in the October 2007 response to a disturbance call at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) which resulted in the tragic death of Polish traveller Robert Dziekanski filed an application with the Federal Court. The officer was trying to force the RCMP to release documents that he has been trying to get for seven years through an Access To Information (ATiP) request. (True North)

Claire Bronfman sentenced to 81 months in prison for offences connected to NXIVM cult

Clare Bronfman, a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere and the American daughter of the late Edgar Bronfman, has been sentenced to almost seven years for her role in the NXIVM case. (CBC)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night. She was 87. (New York Post)

Julian Assange fights extradition to U.S. to face espionage trial

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday formally refused to go quietly to face trial in the US — which the mother of his children insisted was a fight for his life. (New York Post)

Courtroom erupts after McKnight sentenced to eight years for 5 sex assaults

EDMONTON - Women shouted, sobbed and in one case had to be hauled from the courtroom by sheriffs after former Edmonton nightclub promoter and convicted rapist Matthew McKnight was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday. (Edmonton Journal)

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