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Ethiopian Journalists, Activists Jailed for ‘Terrorism’

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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At least 20 Ethiopians, including journalists and opposition figures, have been sentenced to prison on terrorism charges, after a trial denounced by human rights groups. In sentences handed down Friday, prominent journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega was jailed for 18 years, while Andualem Arage, a member of the Unity for Democracy and Justice party, was […]

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Tribunal Sets November Date to Start Khmer Rouge Trial

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 8:21 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia has set a November 21 date for the beginning of major trial proceedings against the top four surviving Khmer Rouge leaders. The tribunal said Tuesday that the proceedings will begin that day with the reading of charges against the four — including nominal Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan. […]

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Rights Groups Urge Bahrain to Stop Military Trials

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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International rights groups are urging Bahrain to stop all proceedings before a special military tribunal amid allegations the proceedings are politically motivated and defendants arrested during anti-government protests were tortured. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said Tuesday most of the court’s convictions are for “blatantly political charges” such as participating in unauthorized demonstrations and “incitement of […]

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