Tag Archives: trial

UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »

Hundreds go on trial for failed coup in Turkey

More than 200 suspects have gone on trial accused of plotting and orchestrating last year’s failed coup in Turkey. The defendants were paraded into a purpose-built courthouse one by one, and each suspect was handcuffed and flanked by two security guards. They were surrounded by dozens of protesters who waved Turkish flags and brandished signs demanding they receive… Read More »

Tim Bosma trial: Forensic computer experts testify

The trial of the two men accused of murdering  Hamilton’s Tim Bosma continues Monday with jurors hearing from forensic computer experts about what they found on the cellphones belonging to the co-accused. Dellen Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., are charged with first-degree murder. Both have pleaded not guilty. Tim Bosma trial: Dellen Millard stole… Read More »