March 17, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday arrested human rights activists Ruki Fernando, advisor to the Human Rights Documentation Center, and Catholic priest Father Praveen of the Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation for alleged violations of anti-terror laws. Reports indicate authorities arrested ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that Pakistan's anti-terrorism laws will be amended to more effectively combat the threat of terrorism. The statements come after increased violence in the city of Karachi. Sharif presided over security meetings discussing how to improve Pakistan' ...[read more]
April 5, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A Dutch judge on Friday blocked the extradition to the US of a Dutch-Pakistani terror suspect until US authorities agree to provide post traumatic stress disorder treatment equal to what he is currently receiving. The suspect, known under Dutch privacy laws only as Sabir K., is accused of plotting ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 29, 2011, China passed anti-terrorism legislation, amending the definition of "acts of terror" and the establishment of procedures for its security forces in responding to such situations. The law, proposed before the Standing Committee of China National People's Congress (NPC), was ...[read more]
May 13, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Sri Lanka Police on Sunday released the names of thousands of people being held under that country's anti-terror laws. The release comes three years after the end of the country's 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The announcement is the first release of this ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Tuesday approved the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani man suspected of preparing terrorist attacks on an American military base in Afghanistan in 2010. The suspect, known under Dutch privacy laws only as Sabir K., claimed that his transfer to the US would be ...[read more]
April 2, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the Barry University School of Law says that the double standard concerning the killing of US citizens developed as a result of overseas anti-terrorism efforts and is more recently apparent in the domestic "stand your ground" self defense laws...Over the last ...[read more]
March 5, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 5, 2010, Imam Ahmad Afzali pleaded guilty to charges of lying to FBI agents regarding his role in a plot to detonate explosives in the New York City subway system. Afzali, a former New York City cleric, was arrested in September 2009 for tipping off a terror suspect that he was under ...[read more]
February 15, 2012
by Max Slater
Mullah Krekar, the founder of the Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar Al Islam, pleaded not guilty before a Norwegian district court on Wednesday to charges of condoning suicide bombings and making death threats against politicians. The prosecutor in the case, Marit Bakkevig, declared that Krekar, ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Per Lęgreid of the University of Bergen argues that Norwegian anti-terror laws should not be expanded to individuals planning terror attacks and that when faced with the choice between upholding individual liberties and attempting to prevent terror, individual liberties m... ...[read more]

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