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    • Chicago Seven

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    • Dealul Spirii Trial

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    • Dreyfus affair

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    • Nuremberg trials

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    • Soviet show trials

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    • Trial of the Seventeen

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    • Trial of the Sixteen

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    • Trial of the Twenty-One

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    • 1936 Craiova Trial

    • The 1936 Craiova Trial (Romanian: Procesul de la Craiova) was a political trial of some members of the Romanian Communist Party, part of the repression of communists in the Kingdom of Romania, judged by a military tribunal in Craiova. During the night of July 12, 1935, police arrested Ana Pauker, a leader of the R ... Read »


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    • 2009 Iran poll protests trial

    • 2009 Iran poll protests trial refers to a series of trials conducted after 2009 Iranian presidential election. Over 140 defendants, including prominent politicians, academics and writers, were put on trial for participating in the 2009 Iranian election protests. The defendants were accused of orchestrating "colour revo ... Read »


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    • R v Basi

    • R v Basi

      R v Basi is a landmark decision by Supreme Court of Canada where the Court weighed the rights of the defendant versus the privileges of an informant in an important trial into alleged government corruption. Three employees of the provincial government of British Columbia were charged with corruption and breach of ... Read »


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    • Trials and allegations involving Silvio Berlusconi

    • Trials and allegations involving Silvio Berlusconi have been extensive and include abuse of office, defamation, extortion, child sexual abuse, perjury, mafia collusion, false accounting, embezzlement, money laundering, tax fraud, witness tampering, corruption and bribery of police officers, judges and politicians. ... Read »


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    • Trial of Anders Behring Breivik

    • The trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, took place between 16 April and 22 June 2012 in Oslo District Court. Breivik was sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention on 24 August 2012. 170 media organisations were accredited to cover the proceedings, involving some 800 individu ... Read »


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    • Trial of Charles I

    • The High Court of Justice was the court established by the Rump Parliament to try King Charles I of England. This was an ad hoc tribunal created specifically for the purpose of trying the king, although the name was used for subsequent courts. After the first English Civil War, the parliamentarians accepted the pr ... Read »


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    • Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    • The impeachment of Bill Clinton was initiated by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998, against Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice. These charges stemmed from Clinton's extramarital affair with former White House Intern Mon ... Read »


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    • HM Advocate v Coulson

    • HM Advocate v Coulson

      Her Majesty's Advocate v Andrew Coulson was the trial of Andy Coulson, a former editor of the News of the World and former Director of Communications for David Cameron, on charges of perjury. He was detained by Strathclyde Police on 30 May 2012 in London, and taken to Helen Street police station in Glasgow. He was lat ... Read »


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    • R v Coulson, Brooks and others

    • R v Coulson, Brooks and others

      R v Coulson, Brooks and others was a trial at the Old Bailey in London, England, arising from the News International phone hacking scandal. At the start, Glenn Mulcaire, Neville Thurlbeck, James Weatherup and Greg Miskiw all pleaded guilty to various charges. The accused who pleaded not guilty and went to trial were ... Read »


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    • Dachau trials (Slovenia)

    • The Dachau trials (Slovene: Dachauski procesi) in Slovenia were a group of show trials held between 1947/48 and 1949. The name refers to the fact that 31 of the defendants had been prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp. The trials marked a departure from previous communist show trials in Slovenia such as the ... Read »


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    • Dealul Spirii Trial

    • Dealul Spirii Trial (Romanian: Procesul din Dealul Spirii) was a political trial conducted by a military tribunal in the Kingdom of Romania. 271 members of the Communist Party of Romania were accused of treason after voting for the inclusion of the party into the Third International. The defendants were convicted and l ... Read »


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    • Impeachment of Henry Dundas

    • Impeachment of Henry Dundas

      Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, PC, FRSE (28 April 1742, Edinburgh, Scotland – 28 May 1811, Edinburgh) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and became, in 1806, the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom, for misappropriation of public money. Alth ... Read »


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    • Trial of the Gang of Four

    • The Gang of Four (simplified Chinese: 四人帮; traditional Chinese: 四人幫; pinyin: Sìrén bāng) was a political faction composed of four Chinese Communist Party officials. They came to prominence during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76) and were later charged with a series of treaso ... Read »


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    • Impeachment of Warren Hastings

    • The impeachment of Warren Hastings was a failed attempt between 1788 and 1795 to impeach the first Governor-General of India in the Parliament of Great Britain. Hastings was accused of misconduct during his time in Calcutta particularly relating to mismanagement and personal corruption. The prosecution was led by Edmun ... Read »


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    • Trial of Saddam Hussein

    • The Trial of Saddam Hussein was the trial of the deposed President of Iraq Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi Interim Government for crimes against humanity during his time in office. The Coalition Provisional Authority voted to create the Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST), consisting of five Iraqi judges, on 9 December 2003, to ... Read »


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    • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    • The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson occurred in 1868, when the United States House of Representatives resolved to impeach President Andrew Johnson, adopting eleven articles of impeachment detailing his "high crimes and misdemeanors", in accordance with Article Two of the United States Constitution. The House's primary ch ... Read »


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    • Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff


    • Impeachment of Park Geun-hye

    • The impeachment of Park Geun-hye, former President of South Korea, was the culmination of a political scandal involving interventions to the presidency from her aide. The impeachment vote took place on December 9, 2016, with 234 members of the 300-member National Assembly voting in favor of impeachment and the temporar ... Read »


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    • Kastner trial

    • Kastner trial

      The Attorney-General of the Government of Israel v. Malchiel Gruenwald, commonly known as the Kastner trial, was a libel case in Jerusalem, Israel. Hearings were held from 1 January to October 1954 in the District Court of Jerusalem before Judge Benjamin Halevi (1910–1996), who published his decision on 22 June 19 ... Read »


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    • Trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    • Trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

      Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky (Russian: Михаи́л Бори́сович Ходорко́вский, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil xədɐˈrkofskʲɪj]; born 26 June 1963) is an exiled Russian businessman, philanthropist and former oligarch, now ... Read »


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    • Kilpatrick-Beatty criminal trial


    • William Latimer, 4th Baron Latimer

    • William Latimer, 4th Baron Latimer, KG (24 March 1330 – 28 May 1381) was an English noble, soldier and diplomat. After serving in France and for the household of Edward III, he was impeached during the Good Parliament of 1376, the earliest recorded impeachment in the Parliament of England. Born on 24 March 13 ... Read »


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    • Libel trial of Joseph Howe

    • The Libel trial of Joseph Howe was a court case heard 2 March 1835 in which newspaper editor Joseph Howe was charged with seditious libel by civic politicians in Nova Scotia. Howe's victory in court was considered monumental at the time. In the first issue of the Novascotian following the acquittal, Howe claimed that " ... Read »


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    • Impeachment of Fernando Lugo

    • Impeachment of Fernando Lugo

      Fernando Lugo, elected President of Paraguay in 2008, was impeached and removed from office by the Congress of Paraguay in June 2012. On 21 June the Chamber of Deputies voted 76 to 1 to impeach Lugo, and the Senate removed him from office the following day, by 39 votes to 4, resulting in Vice President Federico Franco, ... Read »


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    • Richard Lyons (Warden of the Mint)

    • Sir Richard Lyons PC, MP (1310 - 1381) was a prosperous City of London merchant, financier, and property developer, who held a monopoly on the sale of sweet wine in London, during the 14th century. He was a Privy Counsellor, an Alderman of the City, a member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners and served as both as S ... Read »


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    • Trial of John Maclean

    • Trial of John Maclean

      John Maclean (14 August 1879 – 30 November 1923) was a Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary socialist of the Red Clydeside era. He was notable for his outspoken opposition to the First World War, which caused his arrest under the Defence of the Realm Act and loss of his teaching post, after which he became a ... Read »


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    • Savas Matsas

    • Savas Mihail Matsas (or Savas Michael Matsas or Savas Michael-Matsas;Greek: Σάββας Μιχαήλ Μάτσας; born as Sabetai Benaki Matsas (Σαμπετάι Μπενάκη Μάτσας) 1947, Athens) is a Greek intellectual, leader of ... Read »


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    • HM Advocate v Muir

    • HM Advocate v Muir

      Thomas Muir (24 August 1765 – 26 January 1799), often known as Thomas Muir the Younger of Huntershill, was a Scottish political reformer. Thomas Muir was born above his father's grocers shop on the High Street of Glasgow. His father, James Muir, was the son of the 'bonnet laird' of Birdston in Milton of Camps ... Read »


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    • Nagode Trial

    • The Nagode Trial (Slovene: Nagodetov proces) was a political show trial in Slovenia in 1947. The trial was carried out by the Slovene authorities under the leadership of the Communist Party of Slovenia against non-communist politicians that wished to participate in politics in Slovenia after 1945. In May 1947 the Slov ... Read »


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    • NKVD troika

    • NKVD troika or Special troika (Russian: особая тройка), in Soviet Union history, were institutional commissions of three persons who issued sentences to people after simplified, speedy investigations and without a full trial. These commissions were employed as instruments of extrajud ... Read »


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    • People's Court (Germany)


    • Quick Wins ethnic outreach scandal

    • The Quick Wins ethnic outreach scandal also known as ‘Ethnicgate’ was a political controversy beginning in 2013 in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) that resulted in the resignations of public servants and a cabinet minister in 2013 and Elections Act charges in 2014 against two staff members of t ... Read »


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    • R v Huhne

    • R v Huhne

      Regina v Christopher Huhne and Vasiliki Pryce is the prosecution of the former British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne MP, and his former wife, Vicky Pryce, the former Head of the Government Economic Service, for perverting the course of justice, contrary to common law. Huhne became the fi ... Read »


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    • Trial of László Rajk


    • Sacco and Vanzetti

    • Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian-born American anarchists who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company on April 15, 1920, in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States, and were executed by the electric chair seven years late ... Read »


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    • HM Advocate v Sheridan and Sheridan

    • HM Advocate v Sheridan and Sheridan

      Her Majesty's Advocate v Thomas Sheridan and Gail Sheridan was the 2010 criminal prosecution of Tommy Sheridan, a former Member of the Scottish Parliament and his wife Gail Sheridan for perjury in relation to the earlier civil case Sheridan v News Group Newspapers. Tommy Sheridan was found guilty and sentenced to three ... Read »


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    • Show trial

    • A show trial is a public trial in which the judicial authorities have already determined the guilt of the defendant. The actual trial has as its only goal to present the accusation and the verdict to the public as an impressive example and as a warning to other would-be dissidents or transgressors. Show trials tend to ... Read »


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    • Stalinist show trial of the Kraków Curia


    • Timeline of BC Legislature Raids

    • The timeline of the BC Legislature Raids is the series of key dates associated with the investigation, trial and political outcomes related to the BC Legislature Raids. The public first became aware of the issue on December 28, 2003, when television cameras recorded "a shocking raid" by police officers into the legisl ... Read »


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    • Trial of Geert Wilders

    • The trial of Geert Wilders, a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, took place in the Netherlands in 2010 and 2011. Wilders was accused of criminally insulting religious and ethnic groups and inciting hatred and discrimination. He was found not guilty in June 2011. The leader of the Party for Free ... Read »


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    • Trial of Louis XVI

    • The trial of Louis XVI was a key event of the French Revolution. It involved the trial of the former French king Louis XVI before the National Convention and led to his execution. The trial began on 3 December. On 4 December the Convention's president Bertrand Barère presented it with the indictment (drafted by ... Read »


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    • Trial of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu


    • Trial of the Thirty

    • The Trial of the Thirty (French: Procès des trente) was a trial in 1894 in Paris, France, aimed at legitimizing the lois scélérates passed in 1893–94 against the anarchist movement and restricting press freedom by proving the existence of an effective association between anarchists. Lasting from 6 August ... Read »


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    • Turkish courts-martial of 1919–20


    • Verona trial

    • The Verona Trial (Italian: processo di Verona) was held in the Italian Social Republic (ISR) to punish - by five almost immediately executed death sentences and one 30-year imprisonment - the leading members of the Grand Council of Fascism who had committed the offence of voting for Benito Mussolini's removal fro ... Read »


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    • Trial of John Peter Zenger

    • John Peter Zenger (October 26, 1697 – July 28, 1746) was a German American printer and journalist in New York City. Zenger printed The New York Weekly Journal. He was accused of libel in 1734 by William Cosby, the governor of New York, but the jury acquitted Zenger, who became a symbol for freedom of the press. I ... Read »


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