December 27, 2014
by Valerie Howell
A Pakistani court on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Maulana Abdul Aziz, the head cleric of the Red Mosque in Islamabad. The court order comes after Aziz was accused of threatening protestors who were unhappy with his support of the Peshawar massacre which resulted in the deaths ...[read more]
November 21, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Pakistan's Federal Shariat Court has ordered that Pakistan's government amend or re-file its complaint against former president Pervez Musharraf for treason to include the former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, law minister Zahid Hamid and judge Abdul Hameed Dogar as co-defendants. In 2007 during ...[read more]
October 12, 2014
by William Helbling
The Pakistan Government on Sunday wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleading for assistance in border protection after at least 14 people were shot and killed near Kashmir. Pakistan has accused India of deliberately violating the established ceasefire by allowing cross border ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Obama Administration's panel charged with reviewing the cases of detainees at Guantanamo Bay concluded its review of detainee Mahmud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid on Thursday, unanimously finding him eligible for transfer to Yemen. The periodic review board (PRB) was established by Executive Order ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A human rights activist for Frontline Defenders reported Friday that the lawyer representing a Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody. Abdul Aziz Moussa is representing Mohamed Hassan, who acted as a ...[read more]
June 18, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Senior Libyan Judge Mohammed Naguib was assassinated Sunday by an unidentified gunman outside of the courthouse in Derna. Chairman of the Court of Cassation in Green Mountain province Judge Abdel-Aziz Mustafa al-Trabelsi confirmed that his colleague was killed outright in the drive-by attack. This ...[read more]
April 21, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the political party of former president Pervez Musharraf demanded that Islamabad High Court Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui be removed from office and that his decisions be declared void. The request for Siddiqui's removal follows his order that Musharraf to ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Five men accused of planning the 9/11 attacks do not have to attend court proceedings against them, a military judge ruled Monday. Army Col. James Pohl ruled that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 6, 2007, the US Department of Defense (DOD) reported that 16 Guantanamo Bay detainees had been transferred back to their home country of Saudi Arabia. At the time, the DOD indicated there were 80 detainees at the base that could be transferred. Other countries were hesitant to take in ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Iraqi government has executed Abid Hamid Mahmud, a former bodyguard and secretary of Saddam Hussein, an official from the Iraqi Justice Ministry said Thursday. Mahmud was sentenced to death by hanging in 2010 alongside former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz and one ...[read more]

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