April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Bangladesh's High Court ruled Wednesday that former prime minister Khaleda Zia must stand trial on corruption charges. Zia and three other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased husband, ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were indicted Wednesday on two corruption charges. Zia and three the other BNP officials have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A court in Bangladesh sentenced 14 men to death on Thursday for their involvement in a 2004 arms smuggling operation. Among the individuals sentenced was Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party. In addition, the 14 included former deputy interior minister, ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School argues that Attorney General Eric Holder should have given some explanation for his decision to refrain from prosecuting any suspects after spending years investigating the Central Intelligence Agency's abuse of interrogation ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif died over the weekend at a hospital on the US Navy base after guards found him unconscious in his cell Saturday. Latif's identification was originally being withheld until the US military could notify his family and his home country's ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Three UN Special Rapporteurs on Thursday condemned Iran for recently executing four members of the Ahwazi Arab minority. Three brothers, Abd al-Rahman Heidarian, Taha Heidarian and Jamshid Heidarian, along with Ali Sharifi, were executed on or around June 19 in the Southwestern province of ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Special war crimes tribunals of the government of Bangladesh on Monday indicted the chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, along with his deputy, for alleged human rights atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan. Matiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the ...[read more]
November 11, 2011
by John Paul Putney
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday released a partially redacted opinion in Latif v. Obama, overturning the release order for Yemeni Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif. The redaction at times covers entire sections, but reveals strong divisions ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 29, 2005, the Bangladesh High Court ruled that the August 1975 military takeover of the country was "illegal" and "void." The coup resulted in the assassination of the country's president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his entire family. It was the first of several military coups which have ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia and her son, Tarique Rahman, were charged with corruption Monday over alleged inappropriate donations. The Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) brought the charges in connection with USD $1.05 million in donations to a charity named after her ...[read more]

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