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11 Apr
1961: Nazi war crimes trial begins

11 May
1963: Moscow jails British 'spy'

12 Mar
1964: Hoffa faces eight years behind bars

18 May
1964: Mods and Rockers jailed after seaside riots

06 May
1966: Moors murderers jailed for life

10 May
1967: Two Rolling Stones on drugs charges

11 Oct
1967: Harold Wilson wins Moving apology

19 Feb
1968: Damages for thalidomide children

04 Mar
1969: Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder

10 Mar
1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

04 Aug
1972: Governor Wallace's attacker jailed

08 Nov
1974: Man jailed for forging PM's signature

12 Jun
1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption

19 Jun
1975: Missing earl guilty of murder

04 Mar
1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'

09 Apr
1976: Young Liberal leader cleared of robbery

11 Jun
1976: Mercenaries trial begins in Angola

28 Jun
1976: Death sentence for mercenaries

15 Oct
1976: UDR men jailed for Showband killings

16 Nov
1976: Bank robbers jailed for 100 years

20 Nov
1978: Liberal MP accused of murder plot

22 Jun
1979: Thorpe cleared of murder charges

09 Nov
1979: Paperboy's killers convicted

09 Mar
1981: M5 rapist jailed for life

22 May
1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life

22 Jun
1981: Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

30 Oct
1981: Euthanasia chief jailed over suicides

25 Feb
1982: Parents can stop school beatings

18 Mar
1982: Judge halts 'obscenity' trial

19 Jun
1982: 'God's banker' found hanged

27 Jul
1982: Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack

06 Feb
1983: 'Butcher of Lyon' returns to face trial

26 Jul
1983: Mother loses contraception test case

14 Dec
1984: Court fines Scargill for obstruction

02 Aug
1984: Euro Court condemns phone-tapping

16 Aug
1984: DeLorean cleared of drugs charges

16 Feb
1985: Falklands' row civil servant resigns

16 May
1985: Miners jailed for pit strike murder

03 Nov
1985: Agents plead guilty in Rainbow Warrior trial

18 Dec
1985: Drug traffickers' appeal rejected

10 Jun
1986: Magee convicted of Brighton bombing

27 Jun
1986: US guilty of backing Contras

01 Dec
1986: Surprise inquiry into Guinness affairs

11 Feb
1987: Mrs Payne is no brothel Madam

03 Jul
1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie gets life

24 Jul
1987: Archer wins record damages

31 Jul
1987: Newspaper caught in Spycatcher row

18 Apr
1988: 'Ivan the Terrible' guilty of war crimes

30 Sep
1988: 'SAS killed lawfully' - Gibraltar jury

13 Oct
1988: Government loses Spycatcher battle

20 Oct
1988: New law could erode right to silence

24 May
1989: Yorkshire Ripper's wife wins damages

27 Aug
1990: 'Guinness Four' guilty

28 Mar
1991: Family anger at Hillsborough verdict

25 Nov
1991: Silcott not guilty of PC's murder

23 Jun
1992: 'Teflon Don' jailed for life

11 Jan
1993: BA dirty tricks against Virgin cost 3m

29 Jul
1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed

08 Feb
1994: Police probe MP's suspicious death

28 Apr
1994: CIA double agent jailed for life

15 Dec
1994: Modahl banned for drug taking

08 Apr
1995: Death Row Briton is executed

03 Oct
1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

22 Nov
1995: Life sentence for Rosemary West

02 Dec
1995: Rogue trader jailed for six years

09 Dec
1996: Guilty verdict on school machete attacker

06 Feb
1997: Widow allowed dead husband's baby

21 Feb
1997: 'Bridgewater Three' freed

19 Jun
1997: Victory for McDonald's - at a cost

31 Oct
1997: British au pair guilty of murder

02 Apr
1998: Papon guilty of war crimes

23 Apr
1998: Martin Luther King killer dies

29 Mar
1999: Hanratty family wins right to appeal

31 Jan
2000: Life for serial killer Shipman

14 Apr
2000: M25 killer gets life

15 Jul
2000: Police camera action violates human rights

18 Sep
2000: Crash survivors attack Railtrack

16 Mar
2001: Teenage woman guilty of rape

05 Apr
2001: Driver jailed for immigrant deaths

30 May
2001: French ex-minister jailed over sleaze

22 Jun
2001: Bulger killers to be released

30 Aug
2001: Milosevic to face genocide charge

12 Nov
2001: Greece holds plane-spotting 'spies'

22 Mar
2002: Woman granted 'right to die'

25 Apr
2002: Brothers cleared of Damilola murder

17 Nov
2003: Washington sniper convicted


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