March 23, 2015
by William Helbling
A special court in the Republic of Senegal on Monday sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption. Karim Wade was on trial on charges of corruption and embezzlement of approximately USD $238 million.The corruption claim centers on Karim Wade's ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Pakistan's Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday lifted a travel ban that had prevented former president Pervez Musharraf from leaving the country. Opponents will have 15 days to challenge the ruling, and Musharraf will not be allowed to leave the country during that time. Musharraf has expressed a ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Senegalese prosecutors have charged Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, with corruption for allegedly embezzling USD $1.4 billion during his father's years in office. The corruption claim centers on Wade's acquisition of real estate and foreign companies, including ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court on Monday upheld the sentences of 10 Somali pirates convicted of highjacking a UAE-owned bulk-carrier ship. In April 2011, the men reportedly commandeered the MV Arrilah-1 as it hauled aluminum in the Arabian Sea en route to Dubai from Australia. The pirates ...[read more]
July 18, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) detained a prominent human rights lawyer on Tuesday after also arresting his son and brother-in-law, bringing to 25 the total number of Islamist dissidents detained since late March. Mohammed al-Roken, 50, who last year co-defended five Islamists stripped of ...[read more]
November 10, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
Alleged al Qaeda senior leader Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri made his first court appearance Wednesday, his first public appearance since he was captured in Dubai in 2002. Nashiri is charged with war crimes under the Military Commission Act of 2009 relating to the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 which ...[read more]
October 17, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Dubai Court of First Instance has ruled that a former Nigerian Delta state governor can be extradited to the UK to face charges of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. James Ibori was arrested in the United Arab Emirates by INTERPOL in May. Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes ...[read more]
September 28, 2010
by Jay Carmella
A court in the Somali state of Puntland on Tuesday sentenced a pirate to death for murdering the skipper of cargo ship in June. Salah Mohamed Gelle, considered a pirate ringleader, highjacked the MV QSM Dubai, along with seven other pirates, in June. The vessel had a crew of 24 and was headed to ...[read more]
May 11, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
Talks between Pakistani party leaders meeting in London to discuss a parliamentary resolution to restore superior court judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf under his proclamation of emergency last November collapsed Sunday despite last-minute intervention by a US envoy. US Assistant ...[read more]
May 9, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Talks between the leaders of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in London Friday failed to produce an agreement on a draft resolution for reinstating judges ousted by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf last year, but party members pledged to ...[read more]

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