March 5, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A Thai court issued a four-year prison sentence to 15 members of the political group United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), known as the Red Shirts, on Thursday, following a conviction for inciting riots in 2009. The Red Shirts are a political group that supports former prime ...[read more]
February 28, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
An Indian court in Gujarat on Friday acquitted six individuals for their roles in the deaths of three British people during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots began following the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train for which Muslims were blamed. The riots resulted in death of more than ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, agreeing with the US State Department that he is entitled to immunity from lawsuits in US courts. The lawsuit, filed by the American Justice Center ( ...[read more]
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 ...[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]

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