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UN: 2015 must be the time for global action
January 11, 2015
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, briefing the General Assembly on Thursday, presented his report which proposes a new development agenda and called 2015 a "time for global action." The Secretary General said this year could see major advances in development, peace and human rights. The....... [more]

New York court sentences Muslim cleric to life imprisonment
January 10, 2015
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday sentenced Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison for supporting terrorism. Hamza was convicted and found guilty of 11 criminal charges in May. The charges included planning to establish a jihad training c....... [more]

UN officials concerned over human rights violations in Yemen
November 19, 2014
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern on Wednesday over alleged human rights violations occurring in Yemen in recent months. The UN Human Rights Office in Yemen documented violations committed by all sides including the killing and arbitrary detention of c....... [more]

Saudi court sentences 24 for terrorist activity
September 4, 2014
A Saudi Arabian court on Wednesday sentenced 24 individuals to prison for conspiring to attack Saudi Arabia. Of the group, one is an US national and one is Yemeni, and the rest are Saudi. While details of their arrest were not disclosed, the men were charged with creating a terrorist cell and planni....... [more]

Federal appeals court releases secret legal memo on drone killing
June 24, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a previously secret government memo outlining the Obama administration's legal basis for the 2011 drone strike against US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. According to the memo, al-Awlaki played an important role in al Qaeda in the A....... [more]

HRW: Migrants in Yemen being held in detention camps
May 26, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Monday that traffickers in Yemen are holding African migrants in detention camps and using torture as a method of extorting money from their families with the cooperation of local officials. The report, entitled "'Yemen's Torture Camps': Abuse of Migrants by Huma....... [more]

Radical Muslim cleric found guilty of terrorism charges
May 20, 2014
A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday convicted Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri of supporting terrorism. Al-Masri was found guilty of 11 criminal charges, which included planning to establish a jihad training camp in Oregon, conspiring to kid....... [more]

US security panel recommends transfer of Yemeni prisoner from Guantanamo
April 25, 2014
The Periodic Review Secretariat, a national security panel under the authority of the US Department of Defense (DoD), on Thursday recommended the release of a Yemeni prisoner currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The prisoner, Ali Ahmad Mohamed al-Razihi, was suspected of acting as a bodyguard for Os....... [more]

HRW: US should expedite the return of cleared Guantanamo detainees
April 8, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday published a letter to US President Barack Obama, urging the US to expedite the return of Yemeni detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. The letter notes that 55 of the 76 individuals recommended for transfer by the Obama administration are citizens of....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Yemen drone strike lawsuit
April 5, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically brought against former defense secretary, Leon Panetta ....... [more]

UN rights chief condemns attacks by Yemen armed forces
February 27, 2014
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday condemned attacks in Al Dhale Governorate by Yemeni armed forces, which are disproportionately affecting civilians. Pillay reported that since December, these attacks have killed more than 40 individuals, four of whom were children. Also....... [more]




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