14-plus years for Cuban ballplayer smuggler

The convicted ringleader of a smuggling organisation that brought more than 1,000 Cubans into the US, some of them baseball players including Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin, was sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison.

Palestinian activist convicted of immigration fraud in Detroit

A Palestinian activist was found guilty on Monday of immigration fraud for failing to reveal to U.S. authorities that she had been convicted and served time in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people.

FARC rebels get heavy jail time for killing tribe members

An indigenous court convicted seven FARC guerrillas of murdering two leaders of the Nasa tribe in western Colombia on Sunday, sentencing them to between 40 and 60 years in jail and 20 lashes.

Taiwan match-fixing baseball players avoid jail

Several former Taiwanese professional baseball players convicted of match-fixing are expected to avoid prison terms by paying fines, after a controversial ruling on one of Taiwan`s worst sport scandals.

Pakistani convicted of wife`s New York murder

A US judge convicted an elderly Pakistani immigrant Thursday of murdering his wife in their New York home, savagely beating her over the head after she refused to cook the food he wanted.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela`s government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to frail health.

Briton goes to Syria to join terror camp, convicted

A British court has convicted a 31-year-old man of a terror offence after he was found to have travelled to Syria along with four others to join a jihadist training camp, a leading daily reported Tuesday.

Two men convicted of Joss Stone`s `beheading plot`

Two men were convicted on Wednesday of hatching a plot to rob and kill international pop star Joss Stone.

4 convicted of breaking man`s leg released on probation

A bus driver, his wife and his two brothers-in-law, held guilty of breaking a man`s leg with a hammer, have been released on probation by a Delhi court.

Iran hangs 12 convicted of serious crimes

Seven of those executed were found guilty of drug
trafficking. The other five were convicted of rape, kidnapping
and armed robbery.

Sukhram convicted in 1996 telecom case

The Himachal Pradesh politician, who is out on bail, has
been convicted for the offences which entail a maximum
punishment of seven years
in jail.

Galliano convicted in anti-Semitism case

A Paris court has convicted former Christian Dior designer John Galliano for making anti-Semitic insults and gave him a suspended sentence of euro6,000.

Nine persons convicted in Kandhamal riot case

A local court in Phulbani convicted nine persons and acquitted three others for
their alleged involvement in a case of murder and house burning during Kandhamal riot in 2008.

Nearly 60,000, including MPs and MLAs, convicted in Bihar in 5 years

Nearly 60,000 criminals, including politicians and lawmakers, have been convicted and punished in Bihar.

Over 4,100 people arrested in Delhi this year

Over 4,100 people were
arrested in the national capital in the first two months of
this year for their involvement in several cases even as the
city reported a decline in heinous crimes.

List of accused convicted in the Godhra carnage

Following is the list of those
convicted by the special court in the Godhra train burning
case.

Goa`s `serial killer` convicted in rape case

A local court on Friday convicted
Goa`s "serial killer" Mahanand Naik for raping his wife`s
friend.

Eight convicted in Kandhamal arson case

A fast track court sentenced 8 persons to 3 yrs of imprisonment for setting fire to houses of minority community people during Kandhamal riot in 2008.

150 criminals convicted in Haryana in fortnight: Police

As many as 150 criminals have
been convicted and 3,154 accused arrested as against 3,237
cases registered during a fortnight, Haryana Police has
claimed.

S Africa`s ex-Interpol chief convicted of corruption

S Africa`s former police chief and ex-Prez of Interpol Jackie Selebi was convicted of corruption.