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Bangladesh man sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes
November 24, 2014
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a man to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain was a former commander of a collaborators' group of the Pakistani army. Hossian was convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi di....... [more]

Pakistan court orders co-defendants be added to case against ex-president
November 21, 2014
Pakistan's Federal Shariat Court has ordered that Pakistan's government amend or re-file its complaint against former president Pervez Musharraf for treason to include the former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, law minister Zahid Hamid and judge Abdul Hameed Dogar as co-defendants. In 2007 during Musha....... [more]

UK court allows Pakistani to sue over torture claim
November 19, 2014
A UK judge on Wednesday ruled that Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani man held and detained for 10 years by UK and US forces in Afghanistan, could take legal action against the UK. The British Defense Ministry denied involvement with the case, arguing that the British courts did not have jurisdiction t....... [more]

Defense lawyer argues Guantanamo detainee immune from war crimes charges
November 18, 2014
A US military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee argued Monday that the detainee, who is described as an al Qaeda commander, may be classified as a soldier according to international war rules and thus exempt from prosecution. The lawyer asked a judge to dismiss the charges against Abd al Hadi al....... [more]

Pakistan court issues arrest warrants for protest leaders
November 13, 2014
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for opposition leader and former cricketer Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri in connection with protests in September. Thousands of protesters led by the two leaders marched in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad demanding the....... [more]

Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Islamist politician
November 3, 2014
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Monday upheld the death sentence of Islamist politician Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh convicted Kamaruzzaman last year for committing war crimes including mass murder during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He is assistant....... [more]

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crimes
October 29, 2014
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. The former Cabinet minister was tried on charges that included genocide, rape, murder and torture, and was a....... [more]

Pakistan court upholds death sentence for Christian woman accused of blasphemy
October 17, 2014
Pakistan's Lahore High Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for Aasiya Noreen (better known as Asia Bibi), who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010. Bibi, a Christian woman, was alleged to have insulted the Prophet Mohammed while working in a field with several Muslim women. Bibi maintains that....... [more]

Pakistan asks UN for border protection
October 12, 2014
The Pakistan Government on Sunday wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleading for assistance in border protection after at least 14 people were shot and killed near Kashmir. Pakistan has accused India of deliberately violating the established ceasefire by allowing cross border shoo....... [more]

Bangladesh court commutes Jamaat leader's life sentence
September 17, 2014
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of top Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Vice President Delwar Hossain Sayedee, sentencing him to life behind bars for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Sayedee was convicted last year on counts of mu....... [more]

Pakistan court orders probe of PM, Cabinet members after protester deaths
September 15, 2014
An Islamabad court on Monday ordered police to register a first information report (FIR) against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other cabinet members for killings of protesters on August 31 in Islamabad's Red Zone. The FIR comes as a response to the political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) fili....... [more]




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