28 Sep 2022 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice

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Kenyan lawyer in ICC case linked to new president found dead
ABC News, 27 Sep 2022

Police say a Kenyan lawyer facing charges at the International Criminal Court of bribing and threatening prosecution witnesses in a past ICC case against Kenya’s recently elected president has been found dead. Paul Gicheru had pleaded not guilty earlier this year to all eight counts of interfering with witnesses in the case against William Ruto, who had been charged with involvement in violence after Kenya’s 2007 election that left more than 1,000 people dead. 

 
 

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Algeria: Free Activist Granted Refugee Status in Tunisia
Human Rights Watch , 26 Sep 2022

Algerian authorities should immediately release Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian activist who disappeared a year ago from Tunisia and is now detained under investigation by an Algerian court, and ensure his freedom to leave the country, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

 

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ICC Starts Trial against Central African Republic Rebel Leader
Human Rights Watch , 26 Sep 2022

Today, the trial of Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, a former Seleka commander in the Central African Republic, began before International Criminal Court (ICC). Said is facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, many of which are said to have occurred at the Central Office for the Repression of Banditry (Office Central de Répression du Banditisme, or “OCRB”) in the capital Bangui, between April and November 2013.

 

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Amnesty International Calls for Meaningful Action Against Iran in Wake of Protest Crackdowns
Jurist, 24 Sep 2022

Amnesty International Friday called for meaningful action in response to the repression in Iran after a nationwide protest over the death of Mahsa Amini in custody. Iranian authorities restricted Internet usage on Wednesday for much of the nation.

 

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Malaysian PM laments lack of UN action on Myanmar crisis
Al Jazeera, 24 Sep 2022

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has expressed his disappointment with the United Nations Security Council over its response to the continuing political crisis in Myanmar. Ismail told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday that the Security Council had not taken “any serious action” in dealing with the situation in Myanmar and described the response as “very saddening”. 

 

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