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]
May 8, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 8, 2010, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates claimed that a number of the detainees housed at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities would pose a new threat to the US if they were returned to their home countries. Though Gates advocated closing the facility at Guantanamo earlier in his ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 23, 2010, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down from power after a 32-year reign as the nation's leader in exchange for immunity from prosecution for alleged human rights abuses. The announcement came after months of protest in Yemen and less than a month after ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Cody Harding
On March 23, 2011, the Yemeni Parliament enacted emergency measures at the request of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in an effort to end anti-government protests. The emergency laws enhanced government power to detain protestors and censor the media, and was easily adopted because many minority ...[read more]
March 8, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 8, 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) ordered two Darfur rebel commanders to stand trial over their suspected connection to the Haskanita raids on African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops that left 12 dead in 2007. The two rebel commanders, Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh ...[read more]

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