November 19, 2014
by Addison Morris
Slim Chiboub, son-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for gun possession. Chiboub fled the country during the revolution, and has since been residing in exile in United Arab Emirates. He was convicted of two counts of gun ...[read more]
October 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Former president of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana was arrested on Monday when he returned to the country after five years of living in exile in South Africa. Tear gas was fired and security forces were seen outside his house before he was detained, a BBC reporter stated. Ravalomana had made ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Syrian parliament on Thursday passed a law that bans any candidate from the presidential elections if he or she has not lived in Syria for the past ten years or holds any other nationality. The residency requirement of the law effectively bars many members of Syrian opposition groups, many of ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A Haitian appellate court ruled on Thursday that former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier can be charged under international law with crimes against humanity committed during his rule. Haitian authorities reopened a criminal case against Duvalier three years ago after he returned to the ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Supreme Court of Russia on Thursday upheld the tax claim keeping former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in exile and released his business partner Platon Lebedev. Lebedev's release came four months early, with the remainder of his sentence considered time served. Khodorkovsky was released ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A three-member appellate tribunal on Tuesday disqualified former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf from running in the upcoming parliamentary election for the remote northern district of Chitral. Musharraf returned to Pakistan last month after years in exile for the purpose of running in the ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday said that Pakistan should hold former military ruler Pervez Musharraf accountable for alleged human rights abuses upon his return to the country. Musharraf is expected to return to Pakistan on Sunday to be a candidate in upcoming parliamentary elections, ending ...[read more]
February 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned a mortar attack on Camp Liberty, an Iranian exile camp near the Iraq capital Baghdad. The attack reportedly killed six people and injured several others. The camp functions as a temporary holding facility for over 3000 exiles, ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Max Slater
An appeals court judge in Haiti on Thursday ordered former president Jean-Claude Duvalier to face charges of abusing human rights. Duvalier returned to Haiti in 2011 after 25 years in exile, prompting an investigation for crimes he committed from 1971-1986. Last January a magistrate judge ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Amnesty International (AI) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) on Wednesday called upon Haiti to ensure that Jean-Claude Duvalier is brought to justice. Duvalier returned to Haiti in 2011 after 25 years in exile, prompting an investigation for crimes he committed from 1971-1986. Both ...[read more]

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