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She is, therefore, asking the court to hand down a sentence in a form of a fine.
The Hague court said it plans to hand down the final verdict in December this year in the trial of former Bosnian Serb President Radovan KaradA3/4ic, who has appealed against his initial conviction for genocide and other wartime crimes.
The RTC could hand down verdicts on each of the accused without waiting for other respondents to complete the presentation of their own evidence, it said.
By: MENA CAIRO, Sept 18 (MENA) - The Cairo Criminal Court decided to hand down life sentence to 43, including 21 in absentia, in the case of Fatah Mosque armed sit-in.
Summary: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced Friday that it will hand down a judgment in the case against Al-Akhbar Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Amin in two weeks.
I suggest they start by taking politics and political correctness out of the frame, then just get on with the job of enforcing the law on carrying knives and, while they're at it, hand down the most severe mandatory sentences in all cases of persons illegally found carrying knives and at least life imprisonment for wounding when using a knife.
TORY MP Nigel Evans put his hand down a Westminster worker's trousers in a pub, a court heard yesterday.
But a panel of judges said Tuesday the decision to hand down Lindsay June Sandiford, who was arrested last May carrying what officials said was cocaine worth an estimated $2.6 million, the death penalty instead was based on the defendant having shown no regret for what she did, Indonesian state news agency Antara reported.