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Legal News
23 Jul 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Turkish officials briefly blocked access [press release] to Twitter [corporate website] in an attempt to prevent sharing of images from Monday's deadly Suruc bombing, and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government. The ban on Twitter was both installed and lifted the same day. Turkey … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for war crimes committed during the 1971 War of Liberation [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] against Pakistan. Mojaheed, the Secretary-General of Jamaat-e-Islami Party (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] was originally sentenced [JURIST report] by … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Six Guantanamo detainees were transferred [press release] to Oman Saturday, marking the first transfer of detainees from the prison in five months.The Pentagon reports that the six Yemeni men transferred include Emad Abdullah Hassan, held without charge since 2002, Idris Ahmad 'Abd Al Qadir Idris and Jalal Salam Awad … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jun 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Syed Mohammed Hasan Ali, a fugitive commander of Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani troops, was sentenced to death on Tuesday by a Bangladeshi court for torture and massacre committed during Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War [BBC backgrounder]. Ali was found guilty on five out of six charges … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jun 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The United Nations [official website] High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called on new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari [JURIST news archive] to investigate reports of both military abuses and crimes committed by the Islamist rebel group Boko Haram [BBC profile]. The top human rights official, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Around 8,000 Nigerian civilians have been killed since 2011 as a result of abuses by military forces, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] reported [materials] Wednesday. The report attributes civilian deaths to torture, starvation, suffocation and executions by military forces at detention camps. AI's Secretary General Salil Shetty said, "[t]he … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2015
by Sarah Boehme

Kuwait's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the two-year prison sentence against activist Musallam al-Barrack [Gulf News profile] for insulting Kuwait's ruler.Al-Barrack, a former lawmaker, was originally sentenced to five years in prison, but that sentence was later shortened on appeal to two years. The case against al-Barrack began [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
20 Apr 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered the release on bail of former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak [Gulf News profile], accused of insulting the country's leader. Al-Barrak has a hearing scheduled for May 18 [AP report] in which the court will render a final judgment on his charges. Bail was … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A Turkish court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Monday acquitted a Dutch journalist accused of producing propaganda materials on behalf of a Kurdish rebel group. Freelance journalist Frederike Geerdink was charged [Reuters report] with disseminating "terrorist propaganda" after she made a series of social media posts allegedly … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was executed in Bangladesh on Saturday for war crimes committed in 1971 during the nation's war of independence. Kamaruzzaman, who was one of the highest-ranking officials in the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party [party website], was convicted of [AFP report] committing torture, abduction and mass murder, … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A Bangladeshi appeals court on Monday rejected a final appeal [JURIST report] by Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, an Islamist party official convicted of war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], upholding his death sentence. Kamaruzzaman can seek presidential clemency, but if his plea is rejected he will face execution … [read more]


Legal News
5 Apr 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Kuwait's Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence for a man accused of insulting the emir on Twitter, his lawyer said. Opposition activist Ayyad al-Harbi is an online journalist in his 20s who posted [Daily Mail report] verses by an Iraqi poet critical of the nation's ruler. … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [official website] reported [press release] Sunday that riot police in Kuwait disbanded protests this week, arresting 16 protesters who may be charged with attacking law enforcement officers and illegal gathering. The demonstrators were seeking democratic reforms including new parliamentary elections, release of some political prisoners, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Mar 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Nigeria held its presidential and gubernatorial elections Saturday in spite of violent attacks against voters by Boko Haram [JURIST news archive]. The elections, originally scheduled for February 14, were postponed [Washington Times report] as Nigeria attempted to eradicate Boko Haram after reports that the group had acquired military-grade weaponry, … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] A judge in Pakistan's Lahore District and Sessions court [official website] on Friday sentenced Liaquat Ali to death for blasphemy. Ali was arrested in 2012 on accusations of blasphemy by a Mughalpura area prayer leader. Traditionally, Pakistan's blasphemy laws [text] made it a crime to insult religious beliefs or … [read more]


Legal News
9 Mar 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Pakistan's Islamabad High Court [official website] on Monday rejected an appeal by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the man convicted of assassinating the liberal governor of Pakistan's Punjab province Salman Taseer for his opposition against the nation's blasphemy law [text; JURIST news archive]. The governor, in his opposition, was expressing … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami [party website] party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman filed a review petition with the country's apex court Thursday against its verdict that upheld the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War [GlobalSecurity Backgrounder]. … [read more]


Legal News
16 Feb 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Danish police on Sunday arrested two individuals suspected to have aided a gunman in the Copenhagen attacks that left two dead over the weekend. On Saturday a 22-year-old gunman, whose name has not yet been released, opened fire [WP report] at a cultural center that was hosting cartoonist Lars … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] said Friday that use of the death penalty in Pakistan is undergoing a "disturbing and dangerous" [press release] escalation after the execution of two men convicted of non-terrorism offenses. Muhammad Riaz and Muhammad Fiaz were executed Friday for the murder of the son of … [read more]


Legal News
11 Feb 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered for a retrial of 36 a Muslim Brotherhood [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] supporters. The 36 are among 183 supporters sentenced to death [JURIST report] in June in connection with violence following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] … [read more]

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