September 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of top Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Vice President Delwar Hossain Sayedee, sentencing him to life behind bars for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Sayedee was convicted last year on counts of ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Lawyers for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf filed an appeal to the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the decision not to allow Musharraf's high treason charge to be tried in military court. A special court was set up in February to try the former president, denying Musharraf's ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Pakistan Supreme Court dismissed former military leader Pervez Musharraf's petition on Thursday to review its 2009 verdict declaring the 2007 imposed emergency as unconstitutional. The 14 justices, led by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, dismissed the petition stating that it was ...[read more]
January 20, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch says that the judicial template adhered to by Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, should not be followed by future jurists...Former Parkistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Two UN human rights experts on Monday urged the Bangladesh government to halt the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah, based on concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh sentenced Mollah to death without appeal in ...[read more]
December 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Pakistan's military partially complied with a Supreme Court ruling on Saturday by producing before the court several prisoners out of the hundreds it has been secretly holding without charges. Human rights lawyers and relatives of the prisoners have fought to obtain information about the ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Max Slater
Pakistan officials on Monday filed a request with the nation's Supreme Court, asking the court to start treason proceedings against former president Pervez Musharraf. The government contends that Musharraf committed treason by suspending the constitution and imposed emergency rule in 2007. ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), to death. This overturned a February ruling by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB), which sentenced Mollah to life in prison for crimes... ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Swiss government cannot reopen the corruption charges against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari because the statutory limitations period has lapsed, Pakistan Law Minister Zahid Hamid announced Wednesday. Swiss authorities sent their position in February of this year, but the sealed letter ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The interim government of Pakistan on Monday refused to try former president Pervez Musharraf for treason. The interim administration, which took office one month ago, told the Pakistani Supreme Court that trying the former president is beyond its mandate because its sole purposes are to oversee ...[read more]

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