April 20, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered the release on bail of former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak, accused of insulting the country's leader. Al-Barrak has a hearing scheduled for May 18 in which the court will render a final judgment on his charges. Bail was set at 1,000 dinars (USD ...[read more]
April 17, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported the conviction of leading human rights activist Rasul Jafarov by a court in Azerbaijan Thursday and called for his immediate release. HRW criticized the arrest and conviction as a government initiative to silence political critics. As the founder and chair of ...[read more]
March 24, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
India's Supreme Court struck down a law on Tuesday that gave authorities the power to jail people for offensive online posts. Bloggers, writers and rights groups challenged India's Information and Technology Act after arrests were made across the country for statements posted on social media. "The ...[read more]
March 20, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A Belgrade court on Friday ordered a 30-day detention of eight Serbian suspects in connection with the 1995 Srebenica massacre, in which some 8,000 Serbian Muslim men and boys were killed in a single town. The Belgrade Higher Court said the suspects must remain in jail due to concerns that they ...[read more]
March 17, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Authorities in the Republic of Senegal arrested Amadou Sall on Monday, a lawyer for ex-government official Karim Wade who is facing corruption charges. It is believed Sall was arrested for remarks he made at a recent political event. Wade is awaiting a verdict on charges of corruption and ...[read more]
February 6, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a joint letter to the chairman of the Myanmar Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee on Friday to address concerns over the establishment of the committee and to offer recommendations. The government committee was reconstituted in ...[read more]
January 20, 2015
by Valerie Howell
A Nepalese parliamentary meeting on Tuesday resulted in violence and arrests after the Maoist opposition sought to extend the deadline for the drafting of the new constitution. An original deadline for completion of the constitution had been set for January 22, a date to which the ruling ...[read more]
January 17, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Afghanistan National Security Forces reported the arrest of five men on Saturday believed to have helped support the massacre that took place in December at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack further strained Afghanistan and Pakistan's already tense relationship, but Afghan ...[read more]
January 5, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Amirkhan Amanbaev with the Kazakhstan prosecutor general's office said Monday that the newly adopted Kazakhstan Criminal Procedural code will require police to read suspects their rights when making arrests. The suspects' rights are based on the Miranda warnings used in America and will require ...[read more]
December 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian court on Thursday convicted 40 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi for committing violence last year in the wake of Morsi's ousting by the Egyptian military. The group of Islamists were found guilty by a criminal court of burning churches, shops and police stations in the ...[read more]

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