May 24, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Russian President Vladmir Putin signed a law on Sunday that allows for foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or firms deemed "undesirable" on national security grounds to be sanctioned and banned from operation within the country. Further, the term undesirable is open to interpretation ...[read more]
May 21, 2015
by William Helbling
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday appointed Judge Ahmed el-Zind as the country's new Justice Minster. El-Zind, who is known for being hostile towards the Muslim Brotherhood, was sworn in with al-Sisi presiding over the event. As Justice Minister, el-Zind plans to continue to ...[read more]
May 19, 2015
by Valerie Howell
An Egyptian court sentenced 30 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday to life imprisonment on charges of violent behavior. The largest case concerned 17 out of the 30 defendants and included charges stemming from attempts made on the lives of protestors in Mansoura. Of the 17, 15 were charged ...[read more]
May 18, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
Kuwait's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the two-year prison sentence against activist Musallam al-Barrack for insulting Kuwait's ruler.Al-Barrack, a former lawmaker, was originally sentenced to five years in prison, but that sentence was later shortened on appeal to two years. The case against al- ...[read more]
May 18, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Coleman v. Tollefson that a dismissal of a prisoner's lawsuit that is still appealable does count as one of three allotted "strikes" that limits other suits by the prisoner. The "three-strike" provision of the Prison Litigation Reform Act bars an inmate from ...[read more]
May 18, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
A French court on Monday cleared two police officers accused in the 2005 deaths of two teenagers outside Paris that sparked weeks of riots throughout the country. The court in Rennes ruled that officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein were not responsible for the deaths of 15-year-old ...[read more]
May 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled al-Fawwaz's claims that he is not a violent man. ...[read more]
May 16, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ex-president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 others to death for their involvement in a mass prison break in 2011. The prison break occurred during the country's 2011 uprising that ousted then-president Hosni Mubarak. Morsi was accused of conspiring with ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
A Moscow court on Wednesday declined authorities' request to convert opposition activist Aleksei Navalny's suspended sentence into a prison term. Navalny is a Russian opposition activist and blogger who was given a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence after being convicted in December of ...[read more]
May 13, 2015
by Matt Belenky
Eight supporters of former Egpytian president Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for illegal protests and acts of violence committed in Cairo's eastern Al-Marg district in July 2014. The defendants allegedly chanted against the army and the police, in addition to damaging ...[read more]

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