February 5, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Egypt's top appeals court on Thursday upheld a death sentence against an Islamist charged with murder as well as sentences for 57 other supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Video footage of the Islamist sentenced to death, Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan, showed him throwing people off of a roof during ...[read more]
February 4, 2015
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 230 protesters to life in prison, finding them guilty of taking part in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Cairo in December 2011. Among those sentenced, was prominent activist Ahmed Douma, who is seen as one of the leading forces behind ...[read more]
February 3, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the methodology used by British courts to determine whether to mitigate whole-life sentences does not violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which bars inhuman and degrading treatment. Arthur Hutchinson was seeking ...[read more]
January 31, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday upheld genocide convictions for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Trial Chamber of the ICTY convicted seven ...[read more]
January 12, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Tunisia has failed to bring to justice those responsible for the use of excessive force by police during the uprising four years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The 52-page report, "Flawed Accountability: Shortcomings of Tunisia's Trials for Killings during the Uprising," states ...[read more]
January 10, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday sentenced Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison for supporting terrorism. Hamza was convicted and found guilty of 11 criminal charges in May. The charges included planning to establish a jihad training ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan... ...[read more]
January 5, 2015
by William Helbling
The defense lawyer for prominent Shiite leader Sheikh Ali Salman said Sunday that his client is facing four charges from Bahrain prosecutors carrying sentences that range from three years to life in prison. Salman's lawyer reported that the charges include inciting a change of government by force, ...[read more]
November 8, 2014
by William Helbling
The United Nations (UN) on Saturday reported that special rapporteurs Christof Heyns and Juan Mendez were blocked from completing a torture and killing investigation in Gambia. The investigation was lead by the two UN experts to assess the practice of the right to life laws of Gambia and to ...[read more]
October 17, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The first trial judging charges of genocide against Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened on Friday with the prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution. Khieu Samphan, ...[read more]

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