in absentia


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in absentia

(in ab-sensh-ee-ah) adj. or adv. phrase. Latin for "in absence," or more fully, in one's absence. Occasionally a criminal trial is conducted without the defendant being present when he/she walks out or escapes after the trial has begun, since the accused has thus waived the Constitutional right to face one's accusers. During the War Crimes trials following World War II, it was employed against Nazis who had committed atrocities and then disappeared, the most famous being Martin Bormann, Hitler's closest aide.

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A student, pleading anonymity, said, 'We assembled in the morning and offered prayers in absentia.
On Sunday, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 21-year-old Emirati employee and his four Indian associates [the paralegals] of dealing in bribes worth more than Dh154,000 to access and change 103 rulings issued in absentia and stored in the internal classified filing system of the Public Prosecution's Criminal Rulings Execution Section.
Mr Al Jedawi lodged an objection to the verdict because he was sentenced in absentia and the same court yesterday reduced his original sentence to four months behind bars.
Accompanied by his lawyers, Slim Riahi had appeared before the court on August 14, 2017 to appeal the judgments in absentia delivered against him.
It may be that there will have be to a trial in absentia," Bishop added.
Dubai: A Public Prosecution employee has been accused of accepting more than Dh154,000 in bribes to access and change 103 rulings in absentia stored in the department's internal classified filing system.
Nonetheless, a number of cases where in absentia convictions were entered and not enforced have recently resurfaced after having remained dormant in the Court's archives for many years.
Takhtbhai Bar Association followed boycott from courts in the walk of Quetta attack and offered funeral prayer in absentia here on Tuesday.
Mahdi Hadi al-Fukaki denied reports by some media about the presence of correspondences between Iraq and Interpol in France to arrest former Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi sentenced to death in absentia on terrorism charges.
Summary: An Australian and a Canadian, both of Lebanese origin, will be tried in absentia on charges of being accomplices in a bombing that killed five Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport in 2012, prosecutors said Friday.
EDyRNE (CyHAN)- A funeral prayer in absentia was held for Bangladesh's largest Islamist party's chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, who was executed on Wednesday, in Turkish northwestern province of Edirne.
ISLAMABAD -- Thousands of people offered funeral prayers in absentia across the Valley for Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh leader, Motiur Rehman Nizami, who was executed by Sheikh Hasina government in Bangladesh.