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Amnesty condemns Syria 'war crimes'
May 5, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday condemned both the Syrian Assad Regime and anti-government rebels for committing human rights abuses and war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo. AI's 74-page report, based on interviews with current and former residents of Aleppo, documents "unthinkable atroci....... [more]

Egypt court upholds death sentence for members of Muslim Brotherhood
May 4, 2015
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for five members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing policemen in 2013. The charges include attempted murder, weapons possession and violence stemming from an incident known as the "Kerdasa massacre," when supporters of the former Egypti....... [more]

UN rights expert calls former Maldives president's trial 'vastly unfair'
May 2, 2015
A senior official at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday that the trial and conviction of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was "vastly unfair, arbitrary, and disproportionate" and urged action to resolve the deepening political crisis. Mona Rishmawi....... [more]

Pakistan court jails 10 for life for Malala Yousafzai attack
April 30, 2015
A Pakistan anti-terrorism court in the Swat region sentenced 10 men to life in prison on Thursday for their involvement in the 2012 attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai. Yousafzai, then 15, was shot in the head on her school bus on her way home from school, and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakist....... [more]

Egypt court sentences 71 Muslim Brotherhood supporters
April 29, 2015
The Giza Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced 69 Muslim Brotherhood supporter to 25 years in prison for attacking and burning a church in a village near Cairo in 2013 during protests against former president Mohamed Morsi. In addition, Judge Mohamed Nagi Shehata also sentenced two other juvenile d....... [more]

Indonesia executes 8 convicted drug smugglers
April 28, 2015
Eight convicted drug smugglers were executed in Indonesia early Wednesday despite international criticism and pleas for clemency. Among those executed by firing squad were Australian nationals Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, part of the so-called "Bali Nine," who were arrested in 2005 for recruiti....... [more]

Indonesia Constitutional Court agrees to hear last minute appeal by condemned drug smugglers
April 27, 2015
The Indonesian Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a last minute appeal by two condemned drug smugglers known as the "Bali Nine Pair". The pair's legal representative said Monday that the court has agreed to hear the appeal. The pair had been due to face death by firing squad Wednesday after be....... [more]

Aaron Hernandez, OJ Simpson and the Evolution of Justice for the NFL?
April 26, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the similarities and differences between the Aaron Hernandez and OJ Simpson trials and the potential implications for future criminal cases ... On April 15, 2015, former NFL star Aaron Hernan....... [more]

HRW: Morsi trial 'badly flawed'
April 26, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday said that the trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was "badly flawed" and compromised by due process violations. The former president was convicted on April 21 for inciting violence and ordering the killing and torturing of protesters in 2012 and sente....... [more]

Bahrain extends detention of activist Nabeel Rajab
April 26, 2015
Bahrain Public Prosecution on Sunday extended the period of detention of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab by 15 days, citing a need for further investigation. According to Rajab's wife, the activist was arrested on April 2 for tweets he posted about torture practices in Jau prison. At the....... [more]

Indonesia to carry out executions of drug smugglers
April 26, 2015
Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The executions will be carried out by firing squad in Besi prison on Nusakamb....... [more]




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