January 29, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A Kuwaiti appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a man to five years in prison for posting comments about the Gulf nation's ruler on Twitter. Defense lawyer Fahad al-Harbi announced Thursday that the court upheld the sentence of his client, Abdulaziz al-Mutairi, for tweets ...[read more]
January 7, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Authorities in Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the 10-day detainment of former lawmaker Saleh al-Mullah for tweets criticizing the Gulf country's leader Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his support for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Al-Mullah was detained Tuesday and held overnight for ...[read more]
November 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called for the trial of 26 former state security agents of Chad dictator Hissene Habre to be carried out in a "fair and transparent manner." The defendants are accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, arbitrary detention, and assault and battery during Habre's ...[read more]
May 30, 2014
by G. Redd
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on the government of Morocco Thursday to enforce the human rights provisions in its 2011 constitution. While commending the country for its growth since her office's last visit 13 years ago, Pillay noted that the changes to the constitution ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Ibrahim Saleh of the University of Cape Town says that a wide array of problems are currently plaguing Egypt and are severely hampering the nation's development...The fear and mistrust that result from violence and crisis limit people's perception of their political ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday released a statement calling on Yemen's National Dialogue Conference (NDC) to endorse proposed legislation that would strike down a 2012 law providing blanket immunity to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The current law grants Saleh immunity from ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A leading Sudan opposition figure jailed in 2004 for an alleged coup attempt was released from prison on Sunday. Yousef Mohammed Saleh Lebis is a member of Sudan's Popular Congress Party (PCP), which is led by Hassan al-Turabi. Lebis' release is a result of the promise made by President Omar al- ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Deputy commander of the JEM-Bashar and International Criminal Court (ICC) war crimes suspect, Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus has reportedly been killed in Northern Darfur. The group reported his death on Monday, which was later confirmed by his defense team on Wednesday. Jamus was charged in ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced Palestinian protest leader Bassem al-Tamimi to 13 months imprisonment for encouraging youth to throw rocks at Israeli soldiers. He was charged with urging the youth to throw the rocks during a demonstration he led in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh ...[read more]
May 16, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Amnesty International (AI) urged the Sudanese government on Tuesday to stop its alleged press censorship. AI reports that Sudanese authorities have on several occasions seized newspapers from the printing press. Additionally, a prominent columnist, Faisal Saleh, was arrested and remains in custody ...[read more]

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