January 14, 2009
by Leslie Schulman
Iraq has become the 186th nation to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by acceding to the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, the organization announced Wednesday. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Iraq's move, saying that it showed the... ...[read more]
January 6, 2009
by Leslie Schulman
An Indonesian court Monday sentenced former legislator Al Amien Nur Nasution to eight years in prison and ordered him to pay more than $23,000 in fines in connection with bribery and blackmail charges. The court found Al Amien, former member of the House of Representatives agricultural and ...[read more]
January 6, 2009
by Leslie Schulman
Judges for the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday ruled that the City of Chicago's use of mounted cameras that take pictures of motorists running red lights or making illegal turns does not violate equal protection or due process. More than 200 so-called red light camera... ...[read more]
December 29, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin has said that Ireland would likely accept detainees released from the Guantanamo Bay military prison if US President-elect Barack Obama closed the facility. In an interview with the Irish Examiner published Monday, Martin noted that Ireland ...[read more]
December 29, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Four criminal trials began Monday in China's Hebei province for persons accused of involvement in the country's recent melamine-tainted milk scandal. The four are generally accused in connection with the manufacture of two hundred tons of melamine-containing protein powder and adding it to r... ...[read more]
December 26, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Six criminal trials in four separate courts began Friday in China's Hebei province for six people accused of involvement in the country's recent melamine-tainted milk scandal. The six cattle farmers and milk collectors are accused of making several hundred tons of melamine-containing protei... ...[read more]
December 26, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Leading Zimbabwe human rights activist Jestina Mukoko has been taken to the high-security Chikurubi prison outside of Harare in violation of a court order that she be taken to a hospital, according to human rights lawyers Friday. Mukoko, who is charged with attempting to overthrow President ...[read more]
December 20, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The US Department of Defense (DOD) said Friday that charges have been referred to a military commission trial against Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri is accused of terrorism, attempted murder, and providing material support to terrorism for his alleged role in ...[read more]
November 29, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The Namibia-based Southern African Development Community Tribunal on Friday ruled that 78 white Zimbabwe farmers whose land was seized by the Zimbabwe government under its farm redistribution program were owed compensation and that the seizures were racially motivated, discriminatory and contrary ...[read more]
November 29, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged accountability for abuses as a prerequisite to quelling six years of fighting and restoring peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Speaking at the opening of a Special Session on the Congo crisis at the UN Human Rights ...[read more]

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