Apr 12, 2015

Egyptian court sentences U.S.-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was ...

Malaysia reinstates detention without trial

Apr 7, 2015

Malaysia reinstates detention without trial

Malaysia’s lawmakers passed an anti-terrorism bill Tuesday after more than 10 hours of heated debate over a law that reintroduces detention without trial, three years after it was revoked. Opposition members of parliament proposed several amendments to the legislation, under which individuals can be ...

Apr 6, 2015

Indonesian court rejects appeal by Australians on death row

An Indonesian court Monday dismissed an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers facing imminent execution, and the country’s legal chief said the pair have now exhausted all options to avoid the firing squad. Following the ruling lawyers for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran vowed ...

Apr 4, 2015

Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex-change operation

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered California to pay for a biologically male prisoner’s sex-change operation, which could cost as much as $100,000. U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar ruled Thursday that Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, who was born Jeffrey Bryan Norsworthy, should undergo ...

Apr 4, 2015

California man gets 18 years for 'revenge porn' site

A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a “revenge porn” website was jailed for 18 years on Friday in what was described as the first case of its kind in U.S. criminal history. San Diego man ...

Apr 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. The lawsuit in Baltimore ...

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Apr 1, 2015

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. Palestinians joined the ICC with the goal of trying Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes in the fighting ...

Apr 1, 2015

South Korean man charged over knife attack on U.S. envoy

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder. Kim Ki-jong, 55, was also indicted Wednesday on charges of assaulting a foreign envoy and obstruction, according to an official at the ...