April 19, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A Tunisian court on Tuesday dropped charges against a police officer who incited protests in several Arab countries when she allegedly slapped a local fruit vendor. Police woman Fedia Hamdi was accused of slapping Mohamed Bouazizi in December in a dispute during which Bouazizi's cart was ...[read more]
September 5, 2010
by Erin Bock
An independent journalist is expected to go on trial for allegedly libeling Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abult Gheit according to Sunday press reports. Gheit alleges that Hamdi Qandeel insulted him in an article he wrote for the independent daily Shorouk in which Qandeel analogized statements ...[read more]
August 20, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
Judge Reggie Walton of the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling Wednesday that severely curtails the federal government's ability to use hearsay evidence in trials against Guantanamo Bay detainees. While in normal criminal and civil cases hearsay is not accepted as evid... ...[read more]
October 9, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
US military officers feared for the mental health of alleged terrorism detainees held in isolation in the US, according to documents received through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The materials released Wednesday ...[read more]
May 15, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
US Solicitor General Paul Clement announced Wednesday that he is resigning from his post, effective June 2. Perhaps best-known for his Supreme Court advocacy of Bush Administration positions on rights and procedures at Guantanamo Bay, including such notable cases as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld and Hamdan v... ...[read more]
March 8, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
The Sudanese trial of Ali Kushayb, one of the two suspects accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of committing war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region, and two other security officials has been delayed after Kushayb filed an appeal in the case, Sudanese court officials said Thursday. Ku... ...[read more]
March 6, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Former Sudanese militia leader Ali Kushayb and two other suspects are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday in a Sudanese criminal court, according to a report by the official SUNA news agency. Kushayb is one of two suspects accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of committing war crimes ...[read more]
April 18, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Prosecutors in Yemen are seeking the death penalty against Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, the alleged number two in the Yemen sect of al-Qaeda, who is being tried for plotting terrorist attacks as part of an armed group. Ahdal is on trial with four other alleged members of the group and was previously ...[read more]
January 24, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Six Yemen citizens, including four who have been released from the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay will face stand trial in a special terrorism court on accusations of belonging to al Qaeda, according to a report in the September 26 newspaper. The four men released from Guantanamo have ...[read more]
January 4, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday filed notice with federal judges overseeing the habeas corpus petitions of Guantanamo Bay detainees informing them that a provision in Title X of the defense spending bill signed into law last week strips federal courts of jurisdiction to hear the ...[read more]

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