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ICC drops charges against Kenyan president
March 13, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday withdrew charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged with crimes against humanity for inciting post-election violence in 2007 and 2008 during which more than 1,000 people died and more than 600,000 were displaced. Although the cou....... [more]

Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
February 27, 2015
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was convicted on four counts of conspiracy by the US Distr....... [more]

Kenya high court declares portions of anti-terrorism law unconstitutional
February 23, 2015
The Supreme Court of Kenya ruled Monday that eight sections of the nation's controversial anti-terrorism law are unconstitutional. The Security Laws (Amendment) Act No. 19 of 2014, which came into effect on December 22, amended the provisions of 22 other acts of Parliament involving matters of nati....... [more]

Embassy Bomber Faces Justice; What Do These Cases Say About Terrorism Prosecution?
February 20, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, killing a combined 224 people and injuring thousands....... [more]

US judge sentences Egyptian lawyer to 25 years on terrorism charges
February 6, 2015
Adel Abdel Bary, a member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The Egyptian national pleaded guilty last September to threatening to kill, injure, intimidate, and damage and destroy property by means of an expl....... [more]

ICC should drop cases against Bashir, Ruto: African leaders
February 1, 2015
African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons to....... [more]

ICC concerned over killing of potential Kenya witness
January 7, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the killing of a man who was a potential witness in the trial of Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto . Meshack Yebei was abducted late in December and found dead on January. ICC Registrar Herman von Hebel said that the ICC "s....... [more]

US embassy bombing suspect dies in hospital
January 3, 2015
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. The Department of Justice confirmed his death citing....... [more]

Kenya high court suspends sections of anti-terrorism law
January 2, 2015
The High Court of Kenya on Friday suspended eight sections of the controversial new anti-terrorism law until a legal challenge by the opposition is heard by the court. The Security Laws (Amendment) Act of 2014, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, was passed by the Kenyan Parliament two weeks ago a....... [more]

Kenyan anti-terror law challenged in court
December 24, 2014
Kenya's opposition coalition, including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, filed suit on Tuesday challenging the nation's new anti-terrorism law. The law, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last Thursday, allows security services to detain suspected criminals without charge for up to 360 days and....... [more]

Kenya parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law
December 20, 2014
Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a sweeping new anti-terrorism law after some of its members engaged in a shoving match that led to blows being exchanged. Those opposed to the bill, citing violations of free speech and other civil liberties, shouted, threw water, and even threw books at the Spe....... [more]




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