August 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday upheld the pre-trial detention of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in 2011 on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Earlier this month he was jailed for at least three months. Aliyev's lawyer ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
The Turkish court in Diyarbakir on Monday rejected bids to be released from pre-trial detention by two members of the parliament for the Kurdish Peace and Democratic Party (BDP), Gulser Yildirim and Ibrahim Ayhan. Yildirim and Ayhan have been detained since 2010 when they were each charged with ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A Russian court on Thursday granted bail to Australian Colin Russell, one of the 30 Greenpeace International crew members detained since their September protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace says Russell will be released from prison as soon as the court accepts the organization's two- ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday dismissed the application for interim release by former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. The pre-trial chamber has kept Gbagbo in detention since December 2011, despite his numerous applications for release. The ICC had... ...[read more]
February 3, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged Afghanistan to make meaningful reforms to end the use of torture in government detention centers. HRW called attention to a UN report released last month that more than half of pre-trial detainees being held in Afghanistan were being subjected to torture, ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Keith Herting
A US military judge ruled Tuesday that the pre-trial punishment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking confidential documents to WikiLeaks, was illegal and excessive. Army Colonel Denise Lind, who is overseeing the pre-trial hearing, determined that the extended solitary ...[read more]
August 24, 2012
by Max Slater
Egypt President Mohammed Morsi issued a new law on Thursday that bans pre-trial detentions of journalists for speaking out against the government. The new law, the first decree Morsi has issued since he granted himself executive and legislative powers last week, ends the Mubarak-era practice of ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Turkish state prosecutor on Monday urged the court to move to a verdict in the case of hundreds of Turkish military officers accused of plotting a coup against the government in 2003. The prosecution has demanded 15 to 20 years of imprisonment for the 364 officers, currently in office or ...[read more]
March 30, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Sarah Paulsworth, University of Pittsburgh School of Law '12, writes about the absence of alternative military service in Azerbaijan and of protections afforded to conscientious objectors (COs) under international law... The Imprisoned Activist and condition of CO's in Azerbaijan On March 4, 2011 ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Friday dismissed appeals by three former Khmer Rouge officials to block the extension of their provisional detention. The three prisoners, Ieng Thirith, Ieng Sary, and Khieu Samphan, were arrested in November ...[read more]

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