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The Supreme Court of India Thursday dismissed a writ petition seeking an independent investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings of tribal people in villages in Chhattisgarh state. The writ petition, filed in 2009, alleged that state security forces, including the Chhattisgarh Police and paramilitary forces, were responsible for the deaths of villagers during anti-Naxalite operations that [...]

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An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan Friday awarded a combined sentence of 31 years imprisonment to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in two cases of terror financing registered by the country’s Counter Terrorism Depart­ment (CTD). Saeed was allegedly the mastermind behind the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which killed over 160 [...]

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“Deterrence is not just a matter of military capabilities. It has a great deal to do with perceptions of credibility.” – Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable in the 1980s (1984) Abstract: Theoretic assessments of Israel’s nuclear strategy – especially ones concerning a prospective shift from “deliberate nuclear ambiguity” to “selective nuclear disclosure” – generally [...]

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Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday sentenced five persons who led Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), an organization founded by Hafiz Saeed with financial support from Osama bin Laden, each to nine years’ imprisonment for terrorism financing. JuD is known as the political arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – A coalition of international legal advocates sent a joint letter Saturday to Professor Mary Lawlor, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, condemning the growing trend of government officials intimidating and endangering the legal representatives of politically controversial clients. They also called for greater protections to be granted to advocates, the [...]

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