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September 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
A soldier accused of trying to pass military information to Al Qaeda was shown in a videotape at his court-martial Tuesday detailing weaknesses of the Army's primary battle tank to undercover federal agents. The audio was muted on segments of the tape, and at times a gray blur obstructed Spc. Ryan G. Anderson's mouth. Prosecutors said Anderson believed the men were members of Al Qaeda. "I have no belief in what the American Army asked me to do," Anderson said on the video. "They sent me to die."
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WORLD
July 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
One of four Serb generals charged with war crimes in Kosovo said in a television appearance that turning him over to the Netherlands-based U.N. tribunal would be an act of treason. Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic led troops in the 1999 Kosovo campaign in which nearly 10,000 Kosovo Albanians were killed.
WORLD
April 22, 2004 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Mordechai Vanunu, the onetime nuclear technician who divulged top- secret details of Israel's atomic weapons program, emerged defiant and combative Wednesday from an Israeli prison where he served a 17 1/2-year sentence for treason and espionage, much of it spent in solitary confinement.
WORLD
April 21, 2004 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Ratcheting up pressure against the rebellious leader of an autonomous area on the Black Sea, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday leveled treason charges against a general who had declared loyalty to the regional strongman. Saakashvili said the general had "betrayed his country" by throwing his support to Aslan Abashidze, the defiant head of the Adzharia region in this former Soviet republic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jozef Lenart, 80, a former Czechoslovak prime minister who was cleared of treason charges brought over his alleged role in the 1968 Soviet-led invasion that crushed the country's democratic movement, died Wednesday in a Prague hospital after heart surgery. Lenart served as prime minister of Czechoslovakia from 1963 to 1968 and headed the Slovak Communist Party until 1988.
WORLD
December 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A special Myanmar court at Insein prison, on the outskirts of Yangon, has sentenced nine people to death for high treason, including the editor of a sports magazine, legal sources said. The government has said the suspects were accused of plotting to overthrow Myanmar's military junta through bombings and assassinations. It has denied the arrests concerned a story in the magazine edited by Zaw Thet Htwe, 37, that raised questions of official corruption.
WORLD
December 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
An appeals court has overturned the treason conviction of Abu Bakar Bashir and reduced his sentence from four years to three -- a key victory for the best-known Islamic radical in the world's largest Muslim country. However, defense lawyer Achmad Michdan on Monday denounced the court's decision to uphold a conviction on lesser charges of forging identity documents and said his client would appeal to the Supreme Court.
WORLD
November 30, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
A central figure in the suicide bombing of an Istanbul synagogue was captured while trying to slip into Iran, police said Saturday. He was charged with trying to overthrow Turkey's "constitutional order" -- an offense equivalent to treason and punishable by life in prison. The suspect, whose name was not released, is believed to have given the order to carry out the Nov.
WORLD
September 3, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock and Sari Sudarsono, Times Staff Writers
Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was found guilty Tuesday of taking part in treasonous activity but was acquitted of a more serious charge that he headed the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network. A five-judge panel, which also found Bashir guilty of forging an immigration document, sentenced the 65-year-old Indonesian cleric to four years in prison, less the 10 1/2 months he spent in jail awaiting trial.
WORLD
August 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A court dismissed treason charges against two senior opposition officials but said the head of Zimbabwe's main opposition party must stand trial for allegedly plotting to kill President Robert Mugabe. Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, was arrested last year along with the party's secretary-general, Welshman Ncube, and a senior official, Renson Gasela, two weeks before disputed elections narrowly won by Mugabe.
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