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Supporters of Asia Bibi protest against the blasphemy laws.

Supporters of Asia Bibi protest against the blasphemy laws.

Pakistan SC declines early hearing of Asia Bibi case

01/05/2017 14:06

Pakistan’s Supreme Court declines request for hearing of Asia Bibi’s case in early June, which her supporters blame on Islamists.    

 

A worker processes leather at a tannery in Dhaka in this 2014 file photo. (ucanews.com photo)

A worker processes wet-blue leather at a tannery in Dhaka in this 2014 file photo. The billion-dollar industry is blamed for massive environmental and public health damages and has been ordered to move out of the city. (ucanews.com photo)

Bangladesh Supreme Court pushes Dhaka tanneries out

16/03/2017 14:13

Environmentalists and Church officials have hailed the ‘landmark’ court verdict that also insists on environmental protection and labor rights 

 

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with his nominee for the Supreme Court, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with his nominee for the Supreme Court, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland

US President Obama nominates Garland new Supreme Court Justice

17/03/2016 08:22

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as his nomination to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia who died last month

file photo of Mumtaz Qadri, right, who killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer in police custody in Islamabad, Pakistan.

file photo of Mumtaz Qadri, right, who killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer in police custody in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan court upholds death sentence on Punjab governor's killer

08/10/2015 16:54

Religious minorities in Pakistan have hailed a Supreme Court ruling upholding the death sentence for a former Elite Force guard who gunned down Salmaan Taseer, the Punjab governor, who had offered his support to a Catholic woman on death row

 

Bangladesh Supreme Court in Dhaka

Bangladesh Supreme Court in Dhaka

Bangladesh as 'Secular nation with a state religion' comes under fire

10/09/2015 17:42

“Declaring secularism and having a state religion are in conflict with each other” say minority groups while the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, said that the court ruling gives rise to ambiguities that have a direct impact on human rights

 

File photo of a Pakistan paramilitary personnel assisting a voter during municipal by-elections in Karachi, Pakistan April 23, 2015.

File photo of a Pakistan paramilitary personnel assisting a voter during municipal by-elections in Karachi, Pakistan April 23, 2015.

Pakistan minorities hail court ruling on electing non-Muslim MPs

19/08/2015 17:30

The court ruled that non-Muslim representatives allotted for reserved seats should be selected through secret ballots conducted among minority groups themselves and not from 'selected' party lists