Cambodia tribunal charges ex-navy commander with genocide

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged Meas Muth the Khmer Rouge’s ex-navy commander, with genocide, crimes against humanity and other crimes. According to authorities, Muth appeared voluntarily to hear the charges against him, which were brought despite opposition by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, a

HC upholds heritage tag for Lata-owned studio

The Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition filed by renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar challenging Maharashtra government’s decision to declare Jayprabha Studio in Kolhapur, owned by her, as a heritage structure. A division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka noted that Kolhapur Municipal Corporation had

Egypt lawyer challenges censorship law

Egyptian lawyer Nasser Amin has challenged a law that allows for writers to be jailed for writings that violate Egyptian “morals.” The challenge came during the trial of Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji, who could face a nearly USD $1,300 dollar fine and two years in

Charge sheet filed against Sarathi Baba

Four months after the arrest of Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raoul, the crime branch of Odisha Police filed a charge sheet against the controversial self-proclaimed godman. The crime branch filed the charge sheet before the court of Kendrapara Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) yesterday in connection

Egypt court sentences 2 in killing of detained lawyer

An Egyptian court has sentenced national security officers Omar Mahmoud and Mohamed el-Anwar for beating lawyer Karim Hamdi to death in Cairo last February. The court’s decision is part of a series of cases seeking to end police brutality in the state. The conviction has

DJS 2014 answer sheets to be re-evalauted

The Supreme Court has asked its former judge Justice P V Reddi to re-evaluate answer sheets of nearly 650 unsuccessful candidates of Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) examination 2014 while making it clear that appointment of already selected judges would not be “touched”. A bench comprising