Courts

Hearing Adjourned in Dr Aafia Case

LAHORE: Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has postponed until January 5 the hearing of a contempt petition against the government for not approaching the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from the US custody.

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December 31, 2009

American Hikers in Iran Are Too Useful to Release

Three Americans, journalist Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, have been detained in Iran since July 31, 2009 for entering the Islamic Republic from Iraq at a remote mountain border without visas.

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December 17, 2009

US Sends Gitmo Detainee Home to Kuwait

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say a Kuwaiti citizen held at Guantanamo Bay has been brought back to his home country.

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December 17, 2009

Who is Aafia Siddiqui?

As someone who has been a human rights advocate for most of his adult life, I have seen many cases come and go; few have been as heart rending and consequential as the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

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December 10, 2009

Paan—Red-Stained Scourge of the Middle East

Commonly known as “Paan”, which is a concoction of natural and chemical substances bundled into a Betel leaf, this chewing-tobacco like substance creates dark red tinged saliva, which the person chewing it usually spits out at any available target.

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December 10, 2009

FBI Kills Muslim Imam–What Really Happened?

The recent killing of Imam Luqman Abdullah in an ambush by the FBI is rife with controversy in varying reports by the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s office, eyewitnesses, and the people who knew the imam personally.

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November 7, 2009

Bishop Williamson Rejects Holocaust Denial Punishment

British Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson said on Sunday that he rejected the idea that he should be subject to punishment in Germany for denying the Holocaust on Swedish television, adding that he tried to prevent the interview from being broadcast there.

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October 22, 2009

War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide In Iraq

Case filed against UK Prime Ministers and US presidents

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October 15, 2009

Al-Azhar May Ban Niqab

CAIRO – An Egyptian daily reports that the country’s top Muslim cleric is planning to ban female students from wearing the face veil from schools run by al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious institute of learning.

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October 8, 2009

US Paid Reward to Lockerbie Witness, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Papers Claim

Scottish detectives discussed secret payments of up to $3m made to witness and his brother, documents claim

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October 8, 2009

“Blood Libel”?

Israeli Organ Harvesting

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September 3, 2009

UK’s Huge Jewel Heist Linked to Israel

Top Israeli officials have been linked to Britain’s biggest ever jewelry heist, in which gems worth up to $65 million (£40m) were stolen.

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August 27, 2009

The CMU Black Hole

Not much is known about the new federal prisons called Communications Management Units (CMUs), that house primarily Muslims and political activists, except that they are located in Terre Haute, Indiana and Marion, Illinois.

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August 6, 2009

Still: Secret Bush-Era Prisons

Despite President Barack Obama’s declaration that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam, government practices suggest otherwise.

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August 6, 2009

Padilla vs. Yoo: An Update

The torturer’s lawyer, John Yoo.

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July 23, 2009

US-AFGHANISTAN: Group Seeks Probe of Mass Graves

[A]s many as 2,000 surrendered Taliban fighters were reportedly suffocated in container trucks and then buried in a mass grave by Afghan forces operating jointly with U.S. forces….

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July 23, 2009

Iran Summons German Envoy for ‘Veil Martyr’

Iran chastises Germany for allowing woman to be savagely murdered while she was in range of courtroom security personnel.

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July 16, 2009

Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Syria have found themselves strange bedfellows on America’s ‘blacklist’, which means that unless these governments change their domestic policies to meet the minimum criteria for human rights they face a slew of sanctions.

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July 16, 2009

9 Israelis Suspected of Scamming Millions from U.S. Pensioners

The Tel Aviv police fraud squad arrested on Sunday nine Israelis on suspicion of netting millions of dollars from U.S. pensioners in a so-called Nigerian scam.

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July 16, 2009

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