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Sri Lanka Begins Impeachment Hearing against Chief Justice

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka’s parliament has begun an impeachment hearing against the chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court. Friday was the first day Shirani Bandaranayake appeared before a parliamentary panel to answer charges of financial misconduct filed by the ruling party. Lawmakers rejected a non-binding order issued by the Supreme Court on Thursday to delay the […]

Malaysian Gets 10-Year Sentence in US Fed Hacking Case

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian citizen has been sentenced to 10 years in a U.S. prison for hacking into the Federal Reserve and various private institutions. The U.S. Justice Department issued a statement Friday announcing the sentence of Lin Mun Poo, who pleaded guilty in April to access device fraud. They say he also admitted to hacking a […]

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Pakistani Man Gets Death Sentence in Governor’s Murder

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani police officer has been convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a liberal governor who opposed Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. A judge announced the verdict Saturday at an anti-terrorism court in a prison in the city of Rawalpindi. Officer Mumtaz Qadri had confessed to killing Punjab Province Governor Salman Taseer earlier […]

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Pakistani Gets Death Sentence in Governor’s Murder

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has convicted and sentenced a police officer to death for the killing of a liberal governor earlier this year. Mumtaz Qadri had confessed to killing Punjab Province Governor Salman Taseer because of the governor’s opposition to Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. Qadir was a member of the governor’s security team. Taseer, a staunchly […]

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Activists Criticize Zuma’s Chief Justice Pick

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:41 am (UTC-5)
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Several leading human rights activists are urging South African President Jacob Zuma to reconsider his plan to appoint a controversial pastor to lead the country’s judicial system. Three women Nobel laureates say that Zuma’s selection, Mogoeng Mogoeng, would weaken women’s rights if appointed as chief justice of the Constitutional Court. Ireland’s Mairead Maguire, American Jody […]

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US Deports Guatemala Massacre Suspect

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have deported a Guatemalan man wanted for allegedly taking part in a 1982 massacre that left at least 162 people dead in the Central American nation. Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that 54-year-old Pedro Pimentel Rios was taken to Guatemala on a flight chartered by the agency and “immediately […]

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UN Panel: Overly Harsh Justice in Georgia

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations expert panel says Georgia’s justice system is far too skewed toward prosecutors, leaving little chance for a defendant to have a balanced and fair trial. El Hadji Malick Sow, head of a U.N. working group on arbitrary detention, said Friday it is “alarming” that almost 90% of court cases resort to plea […]

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