May 11, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) officially charged Abdul Jabbar, a former Jatiya Party lawmaker, with war crimes on Sunday. The charges, which include genocide, come at the conclusion of a year-long probe into allegations against the former member of Bangladesh's parliament. ...[read more]
November 9, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 9, 2011, a trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat convicted 31 people for crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. All those convicted were sentenced to life in prison and an additional fine. They were convicted of murder, arson and rioting. The rights broke out after ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
An Indian court sentenced 21 individuals to life imprisonment on Monday after finding them guilty of attempted murder and rioting relating to several murders in the town of Visnagar in Gujarat state 10 years ago. The 21 Hindus were convicted and sentenced for the deaths of 11 members of a Muslim ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Jamie Reese
A trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat on Monday convicted 23 people of crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The riots stemmed from anger over the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train. As a result of the casualties, riots broke out targeting Muslims who were blamed for ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 30, 2010, an Indian court ruled that the disputed holy site Ayodhya must be split among Hindus, Muslims and Nirmohi Akhara, a Hindu sect representing the Hindu deity Ram. The dispute over ownership of the site had been ongoing for more than 60 years and had resulted in tensions ...[read more]
September 30, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
An Indian court on Thursday ruled that the disputed holy site Ayodhya must be split among Hindus, Muslims and Nirmohi Akhara, a Hindu sect representing the Hindu deity Ram. The dispute over ownership of the site has been ongoing for more than 60 years and has resulted in tensions between the ...[read more]
May 5, 2008
by Michael Sung
The Malaysian High Court Monday accepted a challenge by Malay-Roman Catholic Herald newspaper to a government ban on using the word Allah as a synonym for God, rejecting the government's argument that the lawsuit by the Kuala Lumpur-based weekly was without merit. The Mal... ...[read more]
July 8, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
Indian opposition leader Lal Krishna Advani criticized the Indian government Friday for repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), saying that such legislation was necessary to prevent incidents like a Tuesday attack on a religious site in northern India that is disputed between Hindus and ...[read more]
February 24, 2005
by Chris Buell
The EU ended consideration Thursday of proposals that would have banned Nazi symbols in the 25-country bloc after it became apparent that member states could not agree on which symbols should be included in the ban. Luxembourg, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, withdrew the ...[read more]

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