April 3, 2014
by William Helbling
The United Nations confirmed on Thursday that Palestinian officials have delivered letters of accession to 15 international conventions and treaties. Upon signing these letters of accession, President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized Palestine's effort to continue negotiations with Israel, which ...[read more]
January 2, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Tuesday that three Uighur Muslim detainees were transferred to Slovakia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison. The detainees, Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper, were the last three members of the Chinese ethnic minority being ...[read more]
August 27, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 27, 2011, a Tehran prosecutor, Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, said that approximately 100 people had been pardoned and released from prison for their participation in presidential election protests in 2009 by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Amnesty International (AI) labeled Iran' ...[read more]
June 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 24, 2009, a Sudanese court convicted five men of the January 2008 murder of two US Agency for International Development (USAID) employees. Mohamed Makkawi Ibrahim Mohamed and Abdel Basit al-Hajj Hassan were found guilty of firing shots that killed USAID workers John Granville and ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Mais Qandeel, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the tenth entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She explores the realities of Palestinian income tax laws in theory and ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said Saturday that approximately 100 people imprisoned for their participation in the massive 2009 presidential election protests have been pardoned and released by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Though the pardoning of "repentant" ...[read more]
February 14, 2011
by Erin Bock
The Iranian government will set up a special court to try media and culture crimes, state news agency IRNA reported Sunday. The judiciary has set up a special prosecutors office to handle alleged offenses committed in media and cultural platforms. Both the court and office will operate under the ...[read more]
January 2, 2011
by Erin Bock
Iranian chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi delivered a speech at Tehran University on Friday indicating that he would prosecute opposition leaders for political unrest that took place after the country's 2009 presidential election. Dolatabadi threatened to prosecute former presidential ...[read more]
October 13, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 13, 2005, Palestinian Chief Justice Zuhair al-Sourani resigned in protest of legislation that gives government ministers the power to appoint judges. In a letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, al-Sourani wrote that he could not continue in his post unless the law, which al-Sourani says " ...[read more]
June 11, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Four men sentenced to death for the murder of a US Agency for International Development (USAID) official and his driver in Sudan escaped prison on Thursday, according to police officials. John Granville and his Sudanese driver Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama were shot and killed in Khartoum while ...[read more]

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