October 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday criticized the lack of action taken by the Thai government to bring police and military personnel responsible for the deaths of protestors in Tak Bai in 2004 to justice. This failure, according to HRW Asian director Brad Adams, "is a glaring injustice that ...[read more]
May 7, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 7, 2009, the US Supreme Court denied an application for a stay of deportation filed by accused concentration camp prison guard John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk was facing deportation to Germany where he had been charged with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his alleged actions at the ...[read more]
March 15, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Iraq's Justice Ministry announced Monday that it will close a Green Zone detention center because of alleged human rights violations. Justice spokesperson Haidar al-Saad said this decision was made after last month's investigation into the prison's living conditions. The prison population in the ...[read more]
July 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Iraq's justice minister announced Wednesday that 26 former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein have been transferred from US to Iraqi custody as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. The prisoners, transferred from Camp Cropper to Kadhimiya prison in Baghdad, include ...[read more]
December 17, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday granted Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Saeed Hatim's petition for habeas corpus, ordering his release. The US Department of Defense alleged that Hatim trained at the al Farouq paramilitary camp in Afghanistan. Judge ...[read more]
December 14, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Friday that a leaked memo signals that the US government intends to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in northwestern Illinois. The memo from the attorney general, leaked last week to ...[read more]
August 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
George Joff: Despite all the fulmination, protest and anger, the return of Abdelbasset al-Maghrahi to Libya draws a definite line under what has proved to be a very worrisome case — at least for the Scottish justice system. Mr. al-Maghrahi was convicted in a special Scottish cou... ...[read more]
July 13, 2009
by Christian Ehret
German prosecutors on Monday filed charges against alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk for being an accessory to murder during World War II. Demjanjuk faces 27,900 accessory counts stemming from his alleged involvement as a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp where more than 260,000 ...[read more]
July 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
UK Secretary of State for Defence Bob Ainsworth announced Monday that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) was prepared to establish an independent inquiry into the deaths of 20 Iraqis at a British base outside of Basra in 2004. In a letter read to the High Court of Justice, Ainsworth admitted that the ...[read more]
May 12, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Accused Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk arrived in Germany Tuesday to face accessory to murder charges for his alleged involvement at the Sobibor concentration camp after being deported by the US. Demjanjuk was deported after exhausting his appeals when US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens ...[read more]

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