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UN rights chief concerned after Bahrain mass terrorism convictions
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed concern Thursday after a Bahrain court convicted 139 individuals of terrorism in a mass trial on Tuesday. The individuals were convicted of terrorism and extremism related to Iran's (More)
Bahrain court sentences 139 on terrorism charges
Bahrain's High Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced 139 terror suspects to prison terms ranging from three years to life in prison. The court also revoked the citizenship of all but one of those convicted. Bahrain's state news agency reported that (More)
Bahrain top court upholds life sentence of Shiite opposition leader
Bahrain's highest court on Monday upheld a life sentence for Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman for spying for neighboring country Qatar. According to Amnesty International, the case is based on conversations that Salman had in 2011 with t (More)
EU Parliament urges Saudi Arabia arms embargo in wake of Khashoggi killing
In response to last week's revelations about journalist Jamal Kashoggi's death in Istanbul, the European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution urging all European nations to partake in an arms embargo against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until th (More)
UN rights experts urge end to human rights abuses in Bahrain
A group of independent UN human rights experts called  upon Bahrain to end human rights violations and investigate events surrounding the State of National Safety declared in 2011. The experts warned against military courts exercising jurisdictio (More)
Qatar brings UAE before International Court of Justice over racial discrimination
Qatar filed an Application Instituting Proceedings against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday, accusing the UAE of discriminating against Qataris in violation of the International Convention on the (More)
Bahrain rights activist loses appeal of conviction over Tweets
A Bahrain court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to five years in February over Tweets critical of the Bahraini government. Rajab is the president of the Bahrain Center for Huma (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 5 May 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN human rights expert called for "calm and for all sides to exercise restraint" in the Central African Republic (CAR) Thursday, according to a UN statement . The Department of Defense on W (More)
UN rights expert calls for retrial of four men sentenced to death in Bahrain
UN human rights experts called for a retrial on Monday following flawed trial procedure and due process violations in the conviction of four men sentenced to death in the Bahraini High Military Court in December. The four men, Mohamed AbdulHasan A (More)
DC, Maryland emoluments suit against Trump proceeds
A federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on Wednesday partially granted President Donald Trump's motions to dismiss an emoluments challenge , allowing the remainder of the claims to proceed. The District of (More)
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