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Showing posts with label JUSTICE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JUSTICE. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece
Turkey suspended its migrant re-admission deal with Greece days after Athens released from prison eight Turkish soldiers who fled their country after a 2016 attempted coup.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations
Israel's High Court of Justice rejected two petitions against the Israeli army's use of live ammunition last week to quell a Gaza protest, in which 59 Palestinians died.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Germany wants to extradite Catalonia's independence leader Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont
Ex-Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, one of the leaders of the region's secession movement wanted in Spain on rebellion charges, will most likely be extradited from Germany on lesser charges.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Belgian judge delays decision on warrant for ex-Catalan leader

ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont
A Belgian judge made no ruling on Friday on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his lawyer said after a court hearing in Brussels, despite Belgian prosecutors demanding the warrant be exercised.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont
A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Spanish judge sends eight former Catalan officials to jail

Spanish judge
A Spanish high court judge on Thursday ordered former deputy Catalan premier Oriol Junqueras and seven other ousted officials jailed, after they were ordered to testify concerning their roles in Catalonia's bid for independence.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Ex-Catalan president takes refuge in Belgium under threat of charges

Carles Puigdemont
Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium Monday after Spain's top prosecutor said charges were coming against he and other pro-independence leaders who were removed from the semi-autonomous region.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

South Korea's ousted president arrested

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-hye has been arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, a court spokesman said.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Colombia and FARC sign historic ceasefire deal

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have signed a ceasefire, which includes the armed group laying down their arms after more than 50 years of conflict.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Brazil judge files injunction to stop controversial Lula appointment

Supporters of Brazil’s left-wing government clashed briefly with opponents of President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside the presidential palace on Thursday as the country slipped deeper into a political crisis.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Egyptian court lists Hamas as terrorist organisation

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Saturday ruled Hamas a terrorist organisation, a month after the group's military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, was also designated a terror group by the same court.
The verdict resulted from two separate private suits filed by Samir Sabry and Ashraf Said, both lawyers, against the de facto rulers of the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

US Senate report finds CIA interrogations 'far more brutal' than agency admitted

"Enhanced interrogation" techniques used by the CIA on militants detained in secret prisons were ineffective and never produced information which led to the disruption of imminent terrorist plots, the declassified report by the Senate Intelligence Committee has found.
The report said the CIA misled the public and government policymakers about the effectiveness of the programme, which ran from 2002 to 2006 and involved questioning Al-Qaeda and other captives around the world.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq killings

Four former employees of the US security company Blackwater have been convicted of almost every charge related to the shootings of more than 30 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad seven years ago.
The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, and the three other ex-security guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard - were convicted on Wednesday of committing multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

IMF chief charged with ‘negligence’ over graft case

Case relates to handling of $527-million state payout to disgraced tycoon.... 

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

The shock announcement came a day after she was grilled for more than 15 hours by a special court in Paris that probes ministerial misconduct, the fourth time she has been questioned in a case that has long weighed upon her position as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Egypt: UN rights experts denounce mass death sentences as ‘mockery of justice’

UN, 31 March 2014 – A group of eight United Nations human rights independent experts today urged the Egyptian authorities to quash the 529 death sentences announced in Egypt last week and give the defendants new and fair trials, in line with international human rights law.
“The right to life is a fundamental right, not a toy to be played with. If the death penalty is to be used at all in countries which have not abolished it, international law requires the most stringent respect of a number of fundamental standards,” the experts said in a news statement.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

U.N. Court Frees Former Leader of Kosovo

PARIS — A United Nations war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted the former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, for the second time of torturing and killing Serb civilians while he was a commander of the NATO-backed Kosovo Liberation Army during its fight for independence in 1999. 
Two of his comrades, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj, were also acquitted, although Mr. Brahimaj has already served a six-year sentence for torture handed down in an earlier trial. The judges ordered the three men released immediately.

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