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Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Dec 08, – The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry. “This is God-given,” Ola Alaa, an 18-year-old medical student who was initially sentenced to 11 years, told The Associated Press by telephone after reaching her home in the coastal city of Alexandria. “I think (the authorities) wanted to […]

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Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Nov 05, – The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands […]

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Police re-arrest Pakistan’s Musharraf on new case

Police re-arrest Pakistan’s Musharraf on new case

Oct 10, – A spokesman for Pakistan’s former president, Pervez Musharraf, says police have arrested him again. Mohammad Amjad said police Thursday arrested the former general for his alleged role in the death of a radical cleric killed during a raid of a hard-line mosque in Islamabad 2007 that left nearly 100 people dead. Musharraf […]

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Pakistan’s former President Musharraf gets bail

Pakistan’s former President Musharraf gets bail

Oct 09. – Musharraf has faced legal problems ever since his return from exile in March, in a series of cases that have undermined the once sacrosanct position of the military in Pakistani society. The cases stem from his time in office which stretched from 1999 when he took power in a coup, to 2008 […]

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