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Pakistan’s Online Harm Rules: Rights to Privacy and Speech Denied
In January 2020, the federal cabinet of Pakistan approved the Citizen’s Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules to regulate social media platforms for streaming content related to terrorism, extremism, hate speech, sedition, fake news, defamation, vio (More)
Pakistan court sentences former military dictator to death
A court in Pakistan's capital Islamabad sentenced former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to death Tuesday.A three-member bench of a special court, headed by judge Waqar Ahmad Seth and comprising judges Nazar Akbar and Shahid Karim, found Mush (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday warned Syria that air strikes, shelling and use of toxic agents in Eastern Ghouta likely constitute war crimes. Mexico' (More)
Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for former president Musharraf
The Balochistan High Court issued an arrest warrant Monday for former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf . Musharraf is accused of involvement with the murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in a military operation in (More)
Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for former president Musharraf
Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court issued a nonbailable arrest warrant on Friday against former president and military leader Pervez Musharraf for detaining more than 60 judges after declaring a state of emergency in 2007. The proceedings were held with (More)
Pakistan Supreme Court permits Musharraf to travel abroad while awaiting trial
The Supreme Court of Pakistan affirmed the ruling of a lower court on Tuesday allowing former president Pervez Musharraf to travel abroad. The court held that the former president, who is still awaiting trial on a host of charges, may leave the cou (More)
Pakistan court orders co-defendants be added to case against ex-president
Pakistan's Federal Shariat Court has ordered that Pakistan's government amend or re-file its complaint against former president Pervez Musharraf for treason to include the former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, law minister Zahid Hamid and judge Abdu (More)
Pakistan court lifts Musharraf travel ban
Pakistan's Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday lifted a travel ban that had prevented former president Pervez Musharraf from leaving the country. Opponents will have 15 days to challenge the ruling, and Musharraf will not be allowed to leave the (More)
Pakistan court charges Musharraf with high treason
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 suspendi (More)
Pakistan court denies Musharraf's request to go abroad for medical treatment
A Pakistani court on Friday rejected a request by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to lift his travel ban and allow him to go abroad for medical treatment. Instead the court issued an arrest warrant for the former leader, although the warran (More)
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