May 5, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Former Egyptian interior minister Habib el-Adly was convicted Thursday on charges of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Adly, the first Hosni Mubarak regime official to be convicted under the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, was also fined USD $2.5 ...[read more]
May 5, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Opponents of the health care reform law filed a brief Wednesday with the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit requesting a three-judge panel uphold a lower court ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional. Twenty-six states, led by Florida and the National Federation of ...[read more]
April 30, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
A US Army panel of experts on Friday declared Pfc. Bradley Manning competent to stand trial for leaking a controversial classified video of a 2007 US helicopter strike in Iraq and classified State Department documents on Wikileaks last year. It took a panel of psychiatrists nearly nine months to ...[read more]
April 30, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted of ordering attacks on protesters during the demonstrations in Egypt early this year. Egypt's Justice Minister Mohammed al-Gindi told al-Ahram weekly that Mubarak would face either the death penalty or life ...[read more]
April 24, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday requested that the United Nations (UN) begin an international inquiry into Syria's security forces after numerous civilians were fatally shot during peaceful anti-government protests earlier this week. HRW also called on the US and UN to issue sanctions against ...[read more]
April 24, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California on Friday dismissed Bank of America (BOA) from a $17 billion lawsuit involving securities based on mortgages issued by Countrywide Financial Corporation, a former subsidiary of the bank. The class action suit was filed by a ...[read more]
April 22, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said the use of violent force by the government of Libya in densely populated cities could amount to international war crimes. The use of cluster bombs and heavy artillery by armed forces under leader Muammar Gaddafi in the city of ...[read more]
April 17, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday declared an initiative for sweeping constitutional and political reforms in order to increase the role of democracy in the African nation. The announcement, which came in a nationally televised address, was seen as a progressive step for the ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan harshly criticized the Pakistani government Thursday for its poor human rights record and called on government officials to fix the human rights abuses occurring in the country. In its 2010 Annual Report, the group chronicles the repeated human rights ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday dismissed a constitutional challenge to the National Day of Prayer (NDP). The decision overturns last year's decision by the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin that the day of prayer more than ...[read more]

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