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D.R. Congo: 51 Sentenced to Death over ‘Revenge’ Killing of U.N. Staff

A military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R. Congo) sentenced 51 people to death on Saturday for their involvement in the killings of two U.N. staff members in March 2017, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, noting the trial’s prosecutors suggested local militiamen carried out the murders “to take revenge against the UN” for allegedly “failing to prevent attacks against them by the [D.R. Congo] army.”

This file picture taken on January 19, 2009 in Stockholm shows UN Swedish employee Zaida Catalan. 36-year-old Zaida Catalan was found dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo with an American colleague and their Congolese interpreter, a government spokesman said on March 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TT News …

China to Execute Canadian amid Huawei CFO Scandal

A Chinese court on Wednesday rejected Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s appeal of his death sentence, imposed in January 2019 after Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer and Chinese Communist Party heavyweight Meng Wanzhou for extradition to the United States.

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg. Screenshot via YouTube.

Egypt Sentences Muslim Brotherhood Leader, 35 Others to Life

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood (MB) spiritual leader and 35 other members of the terrorist-designated Islamist group to life in prison Monday for acts of violence linked to the army’s removal of Egypt’s former president, according to state-run news outlets.