April 1, 2015
by Peter Snyder
A military court in Thailand Tuesday sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison for posting messages critical of the Thai royal family on Facebook. Theinsutham Suthijittaseranee was found guilty of five counts of of lèse majesté, with each count garnering a 10-year sentence. The sentence was r... ...[read more]
April 1, 2015
by Peter Snyder
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein reported Wednesday that retreating Boko Haram militants in Nigeria have been murdering woman and girls previously taken captive by the group. Before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council, the commissioner relayed reports "that ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Addison Morris
Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday announced plans to revoke the country's long-standing Martial Law Act BE 2457 (1914), calling on King Bhumibol Adulyadej for approval. The country has been under the rule of martial law since then-General Prayuth staged a military coup last ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted 68 people, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, who were charged with gathering illegally and attacking security forces earlier this year. The court's decision to free the activists is considered a rare move, as Egyptian authorities have been ...[read more]
March 30, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Eight rights groups on Monday expressed concern over a plan by Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ochato ease the Martial Law Act BE 2457 (1914) and replace it with Section 44 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), BE 2557 (2014). The organizations, including the Thai ...[read more]
March 29, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
Arab leaders announced Sunday that a unified military force will be formed to oppose the growing threats from Yemen to Libya. The announcement came after a summit level meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States in Egypt on Thursday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the press ...[read more]
March 27, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
An Argentinian appeals court on Thursday dismissed charges against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for conspiring to insulate Iranian officials' from prosecution over their alleged participation in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center. The charges were filed by ...[read more]
March 26, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone on Wednesday denied the request of former Liberian president Charles Taylor to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda instead of the UK. Taylor alleged that his detention in the UK violated his rights because of the essentially isolated ...[read more]
March 25, 2015
by William Helbling
A criminal court in chad on Wednesday sentenced seven ex-police officers to life in prison for crimes committed during the rule of dictator Hissene Habré. The former members of Habre's Directorate of Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) were accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, ...[read more]
March 23, 2015
by William Helbling
A special court in the Republic of Senegal on Monday sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption. Karim Wade was on trial on charges of corruption and embezzlement of approximately USD $238 million.The corruption claim centers on Karim Wade's ...[read more]

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