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 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]
March 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (GA) called upon nations to ensure military drones are used in accordance with international law in a resolution passed on Friday. The resolution was presented by Switzerland and Pakistan and expressed concern over global compliance with international law in the use of ...[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 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Bangladeshi investigators on Tuesday moved the government to ban Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) for its alleged involvement in war crimes occurring during the nation's 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War from Pakistan. Government investigators reportedly obtained evidence that Jammat formed armed ...[read more]
March 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report on Friday detailing the asylum trends in industrialized countries in 2013. The report shows a notable increase in asylum claims across industrialized countries compared to recent years. Unlike in recent years, however, where ...[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 13, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria. Belbacha, a native Algerian who was detained in Pakistan in 2002, had been held at Guantanamo for 12 years without a trial or formal charges. Algeria tried Belbacha in absentia in ...[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]
March 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A gun and suicide bomb attack on Monday on a court complex in Islamabad, Pakistan, left 11 people dead and 25 injured. Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, senior advocate Rao Abdul Rashid, advocate Tanveer Ahmend Shah, and several other members of court staff were among those killed in the ...[read more]

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