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Iran’s supreme court on Sunday suspended the execution of three men convicted following the November 2019 anti-government protests. The Revolutionary Court in Tehran had in February 22 convicted the three men of moharebeh (waging war against God), and “destroying and setting fire to public property with the aim of confronting the political system of the [...]

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A three-judge panel at the Jerusalem District Court on Sunday decided that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial would begin hearing its first witnesses in January 2021. The court, presided over by Judge Rivka Friedman-Feldman, decided to hear witnesses and take evidence three days a week. Netanyahu, now the longest-serving Israeli Prime Minister, had in [...]

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New Philippines anti-terror legislation took effect Saturday after approval by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month. It has been widely criticized for giving overreaching powers to the Philippines government, curbing free speech and targeting peaceful dissent. It provides for warrantless detention of suspects for up to 24 days, surveillance for up to 90 days and [...]

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The UN Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Thursday added Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud to its Sanctions List. Mehsud assumed the leadership of the TTP following the death of the Mullah Fazlullah in June 2018. The group has since claimed responsibility for multiple deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, [...]

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A US District Court judge has rejected an $18.9M class-action settlement with Harvey Weinstein’s former studio, The Weinstein Company (TWC). Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday dismissed the idea that the victims of Weinstein could be certified as a class, citing distinctions in the cases of [...]

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Trial Chamber X  of the International Criminal Court began the trial Tuesday of Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud for crimes allegedly committed in Mali between 2012 and 2013 when he was a member of the militant Islamist group Ansar Dine. Al Hassan is accused of religious and gender-based persecution, committing war crimes, demolishing [...]

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