June 21, 2014
by G. Redd
Judge Said Youssef of the Minya Criminal Court of Egypt on Friday confirmed the death sentence of 183 Muslim Brotherhood members while simultaneously acquitting over 400 in the death of police officers over a year ago. Only 110 of the accused were present in a holding area outside of the court ...[read more]
May 19, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on charges relating to the violence following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi last year. The men had been charged with "illegal gathering" last August but will now be released from prison. The acquittals represent a ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death on charges of killing and attacking policemen in one of the largest mass trials to be held in the country in decades. The verdicts, which came after only two sessions, are subject to appeal and likely ...[read more]
January 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Three courts in Egypt sentenced 113 supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday. In one of the largest mass trials to date, 63 individuals were sentenced to three years in prison on charges of rioting, thuggery and weapons possession stemming from ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
Bangladeshi authorities should order a retrial of military personnel involved in the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny due to alleged violations of international fair trial standards, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement released Tuesday. According to the advocacy group, the suspects ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 8, 2007, the interim government of Bangladesh issued a complete ban on all political activities, warning that the government would take "stern action" against violators. The ban was an extension of the state of emergency declared by President Iajuddin Ahmed following the arrest of 60 ...[read more]
January 5, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 5, 2011, the civilian trial began for 800 Bangladeshi soldiers for alleged crimes during a February 2009 mutiny in the capital city of Dhaka. The main crimes the soldiers were charged with were murder, conspiracy and looting military weapons. The mutiny left 74 Bangladeshis dead and ...[read more]
May 25, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 25, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced that Rwandan genocide suspect and former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari had been arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Munyagishari was wanted on charges of genocide and several crimes ...[read more]
November 17, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Trials began Wednesday in Kyrgyzstan for former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his administration officials who have been charged with mass murder. The charges stem from an April 7 incident in which police fired on a crowd of anti-government demonstrators, killing more than 85 people. The crowd ...[read more]
October 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Mehmet Tohti: A recent report released by Human Rights Watch over the inadequacy and unfairness of the trials of Urumqi protestors has brought our memory back to the July 5 massacre committed by the Chinese military and government backed Han Chinese mobsters. Mass arrests and manhunts starte... ...[read more]

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