December 26, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The scheduled execution of Kurdish student Habibolah Latifi on Sunday was postponed by the Iranian government in order to investigate irregularities in the case, his defense lawyer Nemat Amadhi told ISNA news agency. Latifi, a law student, was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to death by hanging ...[read more]
December 26, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Saturday expressed concern over the humanitarian needs of nearly 14,000 Ivory Coast refugees who have fled to Liberia over the past month due to political instability and post-election violence. The UNHCR warned that food supplies and available housing ...[read more]
December 18, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The US Senate voted 65-31 Saturday to repeal the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (DADT), which prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. The Don't Ask, Don't Repeal Act of 2010 on Wednesday by the US House of Representatives. Last week, the ...[read more]
December 2, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The UK Parliament published legislation on Wednesday that would provide visiting foreign officials with more protection from being arrested on war crimes charges while visiting the UK. The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill would amend the current procedures under which victims of an ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The first civilian trial of an ex-Guantanamo detainee ended on Wednesday with the jury convicting Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on only one of 285 counts of conspiracy, murder and attempted murder for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. The jury in the US District ...[read more]
November 11, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Myanmar Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenging the conditions of her house arrest. The appeal is largely symbolic, as Suu Kyi is scheduled to be released on Saturday. However, Suu Kyi's lawyers fear that the ruling could be a sign that ...[read more]
November 4, 2010
by Jay Carmella
Serbian President Boris Tadic apologized Thursday for Serbian war crimes during a visit to Croatia. Tadic and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic together visited a memorial in Vukovar, where Serbian forces murdered 260 Croatians in November 1991. Tadic said, "I came here to offer an apology and ...[read more]
November 2, 2010
by Jay Carmella
Yemeni prosecutors on Tuesday charged US citizen and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, with incitement to kill foreigners. Awlaki, a suspected member of al Qaeda who is believed to be hiding in Yemen, was charged in absentia. US officials have labeled Awlaki as a terrorist and have placed ...[read more]
October 28, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict urged the US on Wednesday not to imprison Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr. Radhika Coomaraswamy, through a letter sent to the US military commission at Guantanamo Bay, requested that the US treat Khadr as a... ...[read more]
October 21, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered parliament to review a constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the right to appoint judges. The court expressed concern over the ability of the judiciary to remain independent and out of politics if the legislature is allowed such ...[read more]

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