February 13, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Thailand's National Legislative Assembly to reject a proposed amendment to the Military Court Act that would allow the government to detain civilians up to 84 days without charging them of a crime. The proposed amendment comes after last year's military ...[read more]
December 23, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
Former Bangladeshi Junior Minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar was sentenced to death Tuesday, after he was found guilty of 14 counts of criminal charges including genocide, rape, extortion, arson, and torture committed during Bangladesh's 1971 Independence War. Qaisar denied the charges, and his lawyer ...[read more]
December 14, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday referred 439 individuals to a military tribunal for the killing of three police officers last year. The group was composed of about 139 Islamists from the southern province of Minya and 300 from the Nile Delta Province of Beheira. The prosecutor's case was based ...[read more]
November 24, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a man to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain was a former commander of a collaborators' group of the Pakistani army. Hossian was convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday convicted opposition politician MA Zahid Hossain Khokon to death for his role in killings and other war crimes perpetrated during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The Tribunal found the accused guilty of the offenses of "murder, torture, ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 28, 2008, Human Rights First (HRF) released a report stating that terrorism cases should be tried in the US federal criminal court system rather than in military tribunals. HRF argued against the use of military tribunals of because delays and controversies caused by the creation of a new ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 22, 2009, a judge for HM Courts and Tribunals Service stated that he would allow the UK government seven days to request the release of classified information related to the detention of Binyam Mohamed from the US government, or the court would issue the request order itself. Mohamed ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Max Slater
The judge presiding over the 9/11 military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay has granted defense lawyers access for the first time to Camp 7, the secret facility where detainees are housed. In an order Tuesday that remains classified, Army Col. James Pohl allowed lawyers for the five detainees to spend ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The Colombia Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that will create a military court for armed forces and police forces who commit crimes. Reportedly, the new law will allow for any armed forces' crimes to be prosecuted by military tribunals rather than civil courts. A spokesperson for the UN Office of ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled Tuesday that crimes committed against Mexican civilians by members of the military should be tried in civilian courts rather than military tribunals. Military tribunals have been criticized in the past for failing to try and convict military personnel for alleged ...[read more]

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