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Turkish court releases local Amnesty head: Amnesty

Reuters - 2018-08-15 19:45
A Turkish court has released Taner Kilic, the local honorary chairman of Amnesty International, from prison, the human rights group said on Wednesday in one of several cases that have caused expressions of concern over Ankara's human rights record. ...

Turkish court reportedly rejects appeal to release US pastor

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 14:38
WAAR-DUHOK: A lawyer for the evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, detained by the Turkish authorities in 2016, stated that a higher court had yet to rule on the appeal to the case, which raised tensions between the countries. An Izmir court meanwhile has r ...

Turkish Court Rejects to Release American Pastor

BAS News - 2018-08-15 12:26
ERBIL - A Turkish court has rejected an appeal asking for the release of an American pastor who has been arrested in his house, a report said on Wednesday. American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson's lawyer told Reuters that the appeal is yet to be ruled ...

Iraq Sentences Five to Death over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-08-07 22:54
ERBIL - An Iraqi court has sentenced five people to death over ties with the Islamic State (IS), a spokesperson of the judicial authorities said on Tuesday. Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, a spokesperson of the Iraqi judicial council, said in a statement that ...

Iraq to hang five more 'Islamic State members'

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-07 20:59
The IHJC regularly issues statements after they hand sentences to individuals who have been convicted and are awaiting the court’s final verdict. (Photo: Archive) ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Militant to Death over Killing 19 Civilians

BAS News - 2018-08-06 12:02
ERBIL — A court in Iraq’s Diyala province has sentenced a militant affiliated with al-Qaeda to death after finding him guilty for killing 19 civilians. Among many crimes he committed, the insurgent had a role in an attack on al-Amiriya village in Diyala, ...

Hossein Ahmadi Niaz Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-08-06 02:01
Hussein Ahmadi Niaz, Ramin Hossein Panahi’s lawyer, was arrested after referring to the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj this morning on August 05. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Kurdish lawyer was arrested at Sanandaj Rev ...

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal

Reuters - 2018-07-31 21:33
A Turkish court rejected an appeal on Tuesday for an American pastor to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges, his lawyer said, in a case which has raised the threat of U.S. sanctions against Ankara. ...

U.S.’ Pence reiterates Turkey facing sanctions unless Brunson released

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 12:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence reiterated that the decision of a Turkish court to release detained U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson to home arrest is not enough and the U.S. is prepared to implement sanctions against Turkey unti ...

A Kurdish Teacher Transferred to Mahabad Prison to Endure his Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-26 02:01
A teacher from Sardasht, recently sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Revolutionary Court on charges of “membership in the Iranian Call and Reform Organization”, was transferred to Mahabad Prison to endure his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network ...

U.S. Christian pastor leaves Turkish prison after court ruling

Reuters - 2018-07-25 23:56
A U.S. Christian pastor on trial in Turkey on terrorism charges left prison on Wednesday after a court ruled he should be transferred to house arrest, a step that could help reduce tension between the NATO allies. ...

US woman whose husband fought for IS charged with lying

Seattle Times - 2018-07-25 20:08
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who says she was held in a Kurdish detention camp with her four children after her husband died fighting for the Islamic State group has appeared in federal court to face a charge of lying to the FBI. Ryan Holmes, a ...

Iraq Sentences Two Men to Death over al-Qaeda Terrorism

BAS News - 2018-07-20 00:45
ERBIL — An court in Iraq’s Dhi Qar province sentenced two men on Thursday to death. The men admitted to carrying out several terrorist attacks on civilians under the command of al-Qaeda terrorist organisation. One of the convicts is said had been serving ...

Germany’s Angelique Kerber defeats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Waar Media - 2018-07-15 15:22
WAAR-DUHOK: After beating seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court on Saturday, Angelique Kerber became the first German to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graf in 1996. It was the third Grand Slam title for the German No. 1 from Kiel, fol ...

Iran: Eight Kurds Sentenced to Death

BAS News - 2018-07-07 11:57
ERBIL - Iranian Supreme Court announced on Saturday the implementation of at least eight Kurdish people’s death penalties over alleged involvement in Iran's parliament attack in the summer of last year. Head of Tehran's Islamic Revolution Court, Mousa Gh ...

Iran: The Court of Appeal Reduced the Sentence of Three Kurdish Citizens

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-02 02:04
The ruling of two citizens from Saqqez and a detained citizen of Kamyaran were reduced by the court of appeals. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Court of Appeals (branch 4) has reduced the sentence of eighteen million R ...

Wassup With This Court? – It’s Vulgar Politics

E-Kurd - 2018-07-01 13:08
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Larry Flynt, the legal scholar and publisher of Hustler magazine is one of my heroes, a staunch defender of civil rights and of the 1st, 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. As pa ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Three IS Convicts to Death

BAS News - 2018-06-29 01:19
ERBIL — A court in Iraq’s capital ordered the death penalties for three men over membership in the terrorist group of Islamic State (IS). Spokesperson of the High Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, said on Thursday that Central Criminal Court i ...

US supreme court upholds Trump travel ban on some Muslim-majority nations

Waar Media - 2018-06-27 20:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The supreme court weighed the legality of the third version of Trump’s travel ban, which sought to bar or limit immigrants from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen. North Korea and Venezuela were also among the countries listed in the ban, ...
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