Sentencing

Four accused of torching US embassy receive suspended sentences

The Belgrade Higher Court has handed down suspended sentences of five and six months to four indictees charged with setting fire to the US embassy in 2008.

By the court's decision, three of those accused have been acquitted.

The sentences will not be enforced if the convicted persons refrain from committing new criminal offenses within two years.

Father gets life for murder of his daughter, aged 4

An Athens court handed life terms Tuesday to 27-year-old Stanislav Bakardjev and his 30-year-old codefendant, Nazif Ahmedov for the 2015 murder and mutilation of 4-year-old Ani.

The girl's mother, 25-year-old Dimitrina Borisova, was found guilty of exposing the child to danger. She was given a six-year suspended sentence and granted conditional release.

Open letter to judges

Three men dragged a woman with a car for 230 meters; she died when she went under the rear wheels. The sentences of 36 years each were reduced to 30 years because of their ?good conduct? in the courtroom.

I would pick up a gun and seek retribution: Turkey's EU minister

Turkish EU Minister Bozk?r said that if it was his own daughter in place of Özgecan Aslan, he might feel the wish to 'take arms and seek retribution,' but added that 'the state should not react in this way' as aggravated life imprisonment would be the appropriate sentence for such criminals.

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