MJC defends Sh Raed Salah

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has conveyed its outright condemnation at the conviction of prominent Palestinian activist Sheikh Raed Salah, sentenced by an Israel court to 11 months imprisonment on charges of incitement of violence. He was also handed an additional three-month suspended jail sentence. Pro-Palestinian supporters reacted with shock[…]

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Maqubela sentence options delayed

The most appropriate sentence for convicted killer Thandi Maqubela would be periodical imprisonment, a social worker told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Arina Smit, called as a defence witness, said this sentence attempted to balance the interest of society, the seriousness of the offence, and Maqubela’s rehabilitation or[…]

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Oscar to be sentenced

After a seven-month trial, paralympian Oscar Pistorius will find out his fate on Tuesday in the High Court in Pretoria after his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in his house. Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to hand down her sentence at 9.30am, after finding him guilty[…]

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Oscar to be sentenced this week

South African judge Thokozile Masipa has wide latitude in deciding the sentence after several days of legal arguments and testimony that begin Monday. Last month she convicted the double-amputee runner of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. Sentences for such a crime can range from a suspended sentence and a fine[…]

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