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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 ...

Judge from Turkish high appeals court urges support for Erdogan

Waar Media - 2018-06-22 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Supreme Court of Appeals member Mustafa Aysal posted a message in a WhatsApp group aiming to garner support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Friday. According to the Turkish constitution, members of the jud ...

Serious Concerns Over Imminent Execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-23 02:02
Following the confirmation of death penalty for Ramin Hossein Panahi by the Supreme Court, a case has been filed to Branch Four of the Sanandaj Tribunal to enforce the verdict and prison authorities have reported that he would be executed after Ramadan. H ...

Iraq Sentences Another Two Men to Death for IS Links

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced another two men to death by hanging after trials found them guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership. Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, the spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, told Alghad Press on Monday that the Wasit ...

Saman Naseem Not Released Due to New Charges Filed By IRGC

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-04-27 02:00
On Thursday 25 January the death sentence for the political prisoner known as Saman Naseem on charges of Moharebeh (waging war against God) by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals was reduced to imprisonment sentence by the Supreme Court. However, Islamic Revolu ...

The Death Sentence for Ramin Hossein Panahi Confirmed by the Supreme Court

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-04-13 02:00
Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, Hossein Panahi’s lawyer, announced that Ramin’s death sentence has been confirmed by Branch 39 the Supreme Court in Qom. “During a very quick procedure and without holding a hearing, on Wednesday April 11, the verdict was verbally ser ...

Iran to Implement Kurdish Activist Execution

BAS News - 2018-04-12 15:13
ERBIL - Supreme Court of Iran has approved the execution sentence of the Kurdish activist Ramin Hossein Panahi who was captured in 2016 by the Iranian security forces in Sanandaj, said a report. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, the cour ...

Iraqi Federal Court Considering Lawsuit Against Kurdistan’s Oil Exports

BAS News - 2018-04-09 19:40
ERBIL — The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq is beginning to discuss a possible lawsuit about Kurdistan Region’s independent oil exports. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Finance Minister Salman Jumaili and Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council Appeals at Supreme Court Against Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2018-03-19 15:04
ERBIL - Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Rebwar Talabani has appealed to the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq against the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi for constitutional violations. Talabani in a press conference said that everything was normal prior to the Oc ...

Fuad Masum Reluctant to Return Budget Bill: MP

BAS News - 2018-03-15 12:53
ERBIL - A member of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament said that if the Iraqi president is seriously against the 2018 budget bill, he could appeal it to the Federal Supreme Court. "Only the Supreme Court of Iraq can modify the budget bill, thu ...

Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Case Sent to Supreme Court (Brabch 37) Based in Qom

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-03-10 02:00
The dossier of Ramin Hussein Panahi, a Kurdish political prisoner, who was recently sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court (Branch 1) in Sanandaj, was sent to the Supreme Court Branch 37. An informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN ...

Several MPs Lodge Appeal to Iraq's Federal Court Against Haider al-Abadi

BAS News - 2018-02-18 21:23
ERBIL — Several MPs are trying to lodge an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq against PM Haider al-Abadi for mistreating the Kurds to win the votes of Shi'ite Arab citizens. Sherko Jawdat, head of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament's natural reso ...

Turkish Vatan Party Calls for HDP Close Down

BAS News - 2018-02-14 23:02
ERBIL — Turkish nationalist Vatan Party lawyer and Vice President Nusret Senem on Wednesday applied to the Turkish Supreme Court to close the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). “We are calling on the Supreme Court to do its work. HDP must be cl ...

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Exiled to Ardabil Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-12 02:01
On Thursday, February 08, A political prisoner held at Central Prison of Ardabil was exiled to Orumiyeh Central Prison after the verdict was finalised by the Supreme Court. “Siddiq Eini, a political prisoner who had been previously sentenced to 10 years i ...

Iraqi Federal Supreme Court cannot rule on Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-02-05 21:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq on Monday declared it cannot rule on the legality of the Kurdistan national flag being flown in the disputed province of Kirkuk, while a Kurdish official affirmed the ruling is in favor of the symbolic Kurdis ...

Flying Kurdish Flag in Kirkuk Is Constitutional: Iraq’s Supreme Court

BAS News - 2018-02-05 17:01
Erbil - After the sumitted complaint of the Turkmen against Rebwar Talabani, the head of Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) for raising the Kurdistan flag over the public offices in the city, the Iraqi Supreme Court made a final decision on the case. "Flyin ...

Top Russian court confirms ban on Navalny election bid

Waar Media - 2017-12-31 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s top court on Saturday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision to bar him from running in the country’s 2018 presidential election. The Supreme Court agreed with Russia’s Central Election Commission t ...

Alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in tatters

The New Mail - 2017-11-22 03:45
The four-decade alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites was thrown into doubt on Monday as Baghdad moved to further consolidate its grip on northern Iraq. The Federal Supreme Court ruled… The post Alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in tatters appe ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Invalidates Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region held on September 25. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum on secession from Iraq conducted by the Kur ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Federal Court to Hold Hearing on November 20 on Kurdish Referendum

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has set November 20th as the date for holding a hearing on the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Federal Supreme Court has set a hearing on the 20th of November to issue a final ruling ...

An Election Delay Can Help Avert Kenya’s Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-23 20:49
The rerun of Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled on 26 October risks escalating a political crisis, as the main opposition leader has withdrawn and the risk of violence is high. The election commission should seek from the Supreme Court a 30-45 day ...

Court's Decision Will Not Abort Kurdistan Referendum: Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL— Despite the verdict by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq for suspending Kurdistan Region's independence referendum , Kurdistan Region will continue with the procedures to run the vote, stated a Kurdish lawmaker on Monday. Today the court issued a ...

Iraqi Supreme Court orders suspension of Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled to suspend the Kurdish referendum on Monday until it makes a final ruling on the case at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold a referendum on independ ...

Supreme Court allows Trump’s travel ban to remain for most refugees

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed ...

Kenya: A Historic Decision, A Tough Road Ahead

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-04 20:27
Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to annul the 8 August presidential election is bold and historic, but the path ahead will be fraught. A successful rerun within 60 days will need compromise on a better electoral commission, more accountable policing and mo ...

Iraq to Hang 27 IS Members for Involvement in Camp Speicher Massacre

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi Central Criminal Court sentenced 27 'terror suspects' to death on Tuesday in the case known in the media as the "Camp Speicher massacre." According to a statement by Abdul-Sattar Al-Biraqdar, spokesperson of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Coun ...
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