It is being reported on August 25, 2015 that a Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, who was opposed Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. “The 39-year-old Crimean native was tried along with Crimean activist Alexander Kolchenko, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.”
August 25, 2015 – Just two days after a terrorist attack on a Paris bound train which was heroically thwarted by young Americans, another group of passengers were terrorized. Two young men, 22 and 23, aboard a train headed to Mantes-la-Jolie, told passengers that they had a bomb and would blow everyone up.
August 24, 2015: Judge O’Toole has denied requests by the lawyers for Boston bomber, DzhokharTsarnaev, for the names of the jurors who sentenced him to death three months ago. The Boston Globe also requested the identities of the jury.
An unidentified 26-year-old Moroccan man shot three people, American, British and French nationals on a Paris bound train. The gunman was subdued by off-duty U.S. soldiers. The high-speed train originated in Amsterdam and was en route to Paris. Continue reading →
Lawyers for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said in court on Monday, August 17, 2015 that “he deserves a new trial in a different location where jurors will be impartial.” The bomber’s defense claims that there was so much support for the victims of the Boston marathon bombing that, in the defense’s opinion, it denied him a fair trial.