November 24, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a man to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain was a former commander of a collaborators' group of the Pakistani army. Hossian was convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday convicted opposition politician MA Zahid Hossain Khokon to death for his role in killings and other war crimes perpetrated during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The Tribunal found the accused guilty of the offenses of "murder, torture, ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 28, 2008, Human Rights First (HRF) released a report stating that terrorism cases should be tried in the US federal criminal court system rather than in military tribunals. HRF argued against the use of military tribunals of because delays and controversies caused by the creation of a new ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 22, 2009, a judge for HM Courts and Tribunals Service stated that he would allow the UK government seven days to request the release of classified information related to the detention of Binyam Mohamed from the US government, or the court would issue the request order itself. Mohamed ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Max Slater
The judge presiding over the 9/11 military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay has granted defense lawyers access for the first time to Camp 7, the secret facility where detainees are housed. In an order Tuesday that remains classified, Army Col. James Pohl allowed lawyers for the five detainees to spend ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The Colombia Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that will create a military court for armed forces and police forces who commit crimes. Reportedly, the new law will allow for any armed forces' crimes to be prosecuted by military tribunals rather than civil courts. A spokesperson for the UN Office of ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled Tuesday that crimes committed against Mexican civilians by members of the military should be tried in civilian courts rather than military tribunals. Military tribunals have been criticized in the past for failing to try and convict military personnel for alleged ...[read more]
July 20, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Thursday ordered the release of 572 people who had been convicted by the military. Morsi, Egypt's first elected civilian president, had formed a committee to review all the cases of prisoners who had been sentenced by military courts since the ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The next hearing for alleged 9/11 conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four codefendants was postponed on Monday to avoid a conflict with the last 10 days of Ramadan. The chief judge of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals granted the delay to move the hearing from August 8-12 to August 22-26 ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Special war crimes tribunals of the government of Bangladesh on Monday indicted the chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, along with his deputy, for alleged human rights atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan. Matiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the ...[read more]

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