September 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The American Justice Center on Thursday filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of anonymous survivors against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for human rights abuses stemming from the religious riots in Gujarat in 2002. Modi was ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The International Labour Organization (ILO), a branch of the UN devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, called for cooperation amongst all parties involved in escalating violence in Cambodia on Tuesday, demanding a release of detained union ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
An Egyptian military tribunal on Tuesday sentenced 11 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment for assaulting army troops last month during riots that took place in the Suez Canal. Forty-five other individuals were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in the ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 15, 2010, the trial of 14 members of a French neo-Nazi group, Nomad 88, began before the criminal court of Evry in the Parisian suburbs. The group was founded out of a desire to "purge" the suburbs, which its members carried out in 2008 through a shooting spree in Essonne an area hea... ...[read more]
November 9, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 9, 2011, a trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat convicted 31 people for crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. All those convicted were sentenced to life in prison and an additional fine. They were convicted of murder, arson and rioting. The rights broke out after ...[read more]
September 10, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 10, 2010, French judges sought to drop charges against two police officers for chasing three teen boys into a power substation, where two of the teens died of electrocution. The officers were charged in February 2007 with "non-assistance to a person in danger" for their failure to ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Indian court in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city, on Wednesday convicted 32 individuals for their roles in the deaths of 95 people during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Among the convicted was Maya Kodnani, the minister of education and child welfare in the Gujarat government, who was arrested in 2009 ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 14, 2011, Belarus's Minsk City Court sentenced former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikay to a five-year maximum security prison sentence for organizing protests following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko in December 2010. Both the US and the European Union (EU) ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Jamie Reese
A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat on Monday convicted 23 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots stemmed from anger over the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train. As a result of the casualties, riots broke out targeting Muslims who were blamed for ...[read more]
March 1, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 1, 2011, a special court in India sentenced 11 Muslims to death in connection with the Godhra train burning in 2002 that killed 59 Hindu nationalists and started the 2002 Gujarat riots. The special court was formed by the Supreme Court of India to hear cases arising from the riots in May ...[read more]

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