October 17, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Pakistan's Lahore High Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for Aasiya Noreen (better known as Asia Bibi), who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010. Bibi, a Christian woman, was alleged to have insulted the Prophet Mohammed while working in a field with several Muslim women. Bibi maintains ...[read more]
May 29, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman who was stoned to death in a so-called "honor killing." Farzana Iqbal was killed by her family outside of a Pakistani court in the city of Lahore because she had chosen to marry ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A Pakistani judge on Thursday sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy. Sanitation worker Sawan Masih, whose argument with a friend set off a riot in which an angered Muslim crowd set fire to a Christian town last March, is to be hanged after being found guilty of insulting the prophet ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Rana Rizwan Hussain of Hussain & Associates argues that a recent decision by the Lahore High Court is significant for various reasons, most notably for motivating judicial impartiality and strengthening the rule of law..."In a country governed by laws where the rule of ...[read more]
April 6, 2013
by Max Slater
A court in Pakistan ruled on Friday that election officials must refrain from asking irrelevant and intrusive questions of candidates for public office. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court issued the ruling in the wake of Returning Officers, who are primarily lower court judges, ...[read more]
April 5, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday acquitted a Christian man sentenced to death for blasphemy. Younis Masih has been in prison for six years. The charges against him stemmed from a incident in which allegedly interrupted a gathering of Sufi singing to make blasphemous remarks in 2005. ...[read more]
May 12, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 12, 2011, Pakistan's Lahore High Court ruled that President Asif Ali Zardari cannot participate in political activities. The ruling followed accusations that Zardari's role as co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party was interfering with his official public role. Zardari, widower of ...[read more]
March 16, 2012
by Cody Harding
On March 16, 2011, a Pakistani court acquitted and released US consulate worker Raymond Davis, who was being held in connection with the shooting deaths of two men. Davis claimed that he shot the armed men when they tried to hijack his vehicle. The two allegedly robbed a Pakistani man at gunpoint, ...[read more]
February 1, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On February 1, 2011, a judge for the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ordered that US consulate worker Raymond Davis be held in custody for the murder of two men in Pakistan. The order came over US objections that Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity. Davis and US embassy officials claimed that Davis ...[read more]
November 4, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 4, 2007, over 2000 Pakistani lawyers and law students gathered at the High Court in Lahore to protest President Pervez Musharraf's proclamation of emergency rule. The proclamation allowed for suspension of the constitution and dismissal of the Supreme Court. Initially peaceful, the ...[read more]

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