November 21, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Pakistan's Federal Shariat Court has ordered that Pakistan's government amend or re-file its complaint against former president Pervez Musharraf for treason to include the former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, law minister Zahid Hamid, and judge Abdul Hameed Dogar as co-defendants. In 2007, during ...[read more]
November 18, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A US military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee argued Monday that the detainee, who is described as an al Qaeda commander, may be classified as a soldier according to international war rules and thus exempt from prosecution. The lawyer asked a judge to dismiss the charges against Abd al Hadi ...[read more]
September 15, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Bangladesh officials on Monday approved the Child Marriage Prevention Act of 2014, a law that sets a two year jail term for any person who marries a girl under the age of 18. The law, which was approved during a Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, sets the minimum age ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Pakistan's Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday lifted a travel ban that had prevented former president Pervez Musharraf from leaving the country. Opponents will have 15 days to challenge the ruling, and Musharraf will not be allowed to leave the country during that time. Musharraf has expressed a ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A court in Pakistan on Monday charged former president Pervez Musharraf with high treason. If convicted, the former leader could face the death penalty. Musharraf pleaded not guilty to each of the charges against him, including unlawfully suspending the constitution, firing Pakistan's chief ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A court order from a special court in Pakistan on Thursday stated that the court will frame formal high treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf on March 31. The order also reiterated that Musharraf would be arrested if he failed to appear at his trial, and a non-bailable arrest ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A Pakistani court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf in the event that he fails to attend the next court hearing on March 31. The court also directed the government to ensure Musharraf's safety when he travels to court. Musharraf has been charged with treason ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Lawyers for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf filed an appeal to the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the decision not to allow Musharraf's high treason charge to be tried in military court. A special court was set up in February to try the former president, denying Musharraf's ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Former Pakistani prime minister Pervez Musharraf made his first appearance in Pakistani court on Tuesday to answer charges of treason related to his suspension of the constitution and use of emergency powers in 2007. Musharraf has repeatedly delayed appearing in court, first based on fear of bomb ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A Pakistani court on Friday rejected a request by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to lift his travel ban and allow him to go abroad for medical treatment. Instead the court issued an arrest warrant for the former leader, although the warrant is "bailable," meaning that Musharraf can avoid ...[read more]

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