July 17, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Prosecutors for the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Wednesday sentenced the secretary-general of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party (JI) to death for the kidnapping and killing of people during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Ali Ahsan Mojaheed was found guilty of five charges, ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) on Thursday indicted Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, secretary general of the Jamaat e Islam (JI) on seven counts of crimes against humanity he allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The panel of three judges read out the ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that five terrorism suspects facing extradition from the UK to the US will not face inhumane prison conditions in the US. The court held that British citizens Syed Talha Ahsan, Babar Ahmad, Saudi-born Khaled Al-Fawwaz and Egyptian-born ...[read more]
July 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) stayed the extradition of four terrorism suspects from the UK to the US, holding that potential punishment could violate European Convention on Human Rights provisions on the prohibition of torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The ...[read more]
March 30, 2010
by Ann Riley
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday threatened to imprison the head of the country's corruption agency for failing to meet a 24-hour deadline to reopen several corruption cases. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry gave National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Naveed Ahsan and ...[read more]
June 21, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Awzar Thi: At a meeting of lawyers in Hong Kong this April, Aitzaz Ahsan described how as counsel for the Chief Justice of Pakistan in the petition against his unconstitutional removal from office during 2007, neither the president nor any other senior official had even read the charges broug... ...[read more]
March 17, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement on Monday welcomed the reinstatement of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, hailing the move as a major victory. Lawyers' movement supporters rallied at Chaudhry's home Monday, where the Chief Justice thanked the ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Pakistan government forces conducted raids and arrested opposition members, including members of the country's lawyers' movement, prior to a protest rally led Wednesday by former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif. Among those targeted Tuesday ...[read more]
November 12, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The government of Bangladesh on Wednesday reinstated a state of emergency banning political demonstrations in the country for two weeks. The ban had recently been lifted after being imposed in 2007, but was reissued in response to violent protests coordinated by the Jamaat-e-Islami party after ...[read more]
November 10, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
A Bangladeshi court on Monday ordered three members of the cabinet of former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia to jail on corruption charges. Matiur Rahman Nizami, Ali Ahsan Mohammad, and Saifur Rahman, who served as industry, social welfare and finance ministers respectively, allegedly ignored ...[read more]

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