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Iran court ruling

An Iranian court has sentenced two men to death over their involvement in a deadly attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine in southern Iran last October. The court convicted the two men of directly assisting the perpetrator of the attack. Meanwhile, Iran’s judiciary said the two men had ties to the Daesh terror group and helped the attacker with accommodation, weapons, and other kinds of logistical support. The judiciary added three other Daesh members were also given prison sentences ranging from five to 25 years. The attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine left 13 pilgrims and staff dead and 30 others injured. The attacker was killed during clashes with security forces. Daesh terror group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Imran Khan in court

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally appeared before the court amid a massive standoff between his supporters and the Police. The situation was chaotic around Islamabad’s high court when khan arrived. He was unable to enter the courtroom and was ultimately allowed by the judge to sign his presence from his vehicle. Khan is accused of graft charges during his stint, an allegation he vehemently denies. Earlier in the day, the Pakistani police clashed with his supporters and made some arrests near Khan’s residence in Lahore. The former cricket superstar said he has formed a committee to lead his party in case he gets arrested. The legal proceedings against Khan began after he was ousted from office in a parliamentary vote early last year. Since then, he has been holding protests across the country, calling for early elections. The government has so far refused his demand.

Trump ‘to be arrested’

Former US President, Donald Trump, says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday over a court case related to an adult film actress, calling on his supporters to protest. Trump made the comment on his “Truth” social media platform. The case relates to hush money Trump allegedly paid to an adult film actress before the 2016 presidential election to stop her from going public about an alleged affair with Trump years earlier. Trump has denied having any affair with the woman. But signs are mounting that prosecutors are moving closer to indicting Trump. If Trump were indicted, he would become the first former president to be charged with a crime. That would also send political shock waves as Trump tries to secure the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.

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