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Bangladesh court closure extended until May 5

In line with the extended general holidays, all courts across the country will remain closed until May 5 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain took the decision from a full-court meeting held through videoconferencing on Sunday. The meeting was attended by 88 judges of both the Appellate and High Court divisions of the Supreme Court. ... Read More »

Court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

‘The ICJ finds that there is a real and imminent risk’ The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi personally defending her country against the accusations last month. Thousands of Rohingya died and more than 700,000 fled to Bangladesh during ... Read More »

Spanish court refuses to extradite Venezuelan ex-minister

Madrid (AP/UNB) — Spain´s National Court has rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan minister allegedly involved in money laundering linked to Venezuela’s PDVSA state oil company. The court said Tuesday it had turned down the extradition of Javier Alvarado Ochoa, former electrical development minister, because he has Spanish nationality and is being investigated in Spain ... Read More »

Khaleda’s bail depends on court: Quader

Dhak – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the court will decide whether BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia would be freed on bail or not for receiving treatment abroad. “How can the government push for her bail? Won’t it be disrespect for the court?” he said while talking to journalists at the Bangladesh Secretariat. He said BNP MP ... Read More »

Canada court allows BD judicial review for Nur Chy’s status

Dhaka – A Canadian Federal Court on September 17 allowed a judicial review plea filed by Bangladesh against Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s decision not to disclose immigration status of Bangabandhu’s killer Nur Chowdhury in that country. “This court’s judgment is that the application for judicial review is allowed, with costs,” said Justice James W O’Reilly of Federal ... Read More »

Michael Jackson fans sue in French court

Michael Jackson fan clubs are set to sue two alleged child abuse victims of Michael Jackson in a French court this week over their claims in the recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland”. Thursday’s hearing will take place at a court in the northern city of Orleans where the Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On The Line groups will ... Read More »

Warrant against Artist Mila for not testifying before court

Dhaka, June 24 – A court of Dhaka on Sunday issued warrant of arresst against singer Mila as she did not appear in the court to testify for a long time.Judge Md Sharif Uddin of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-9 of Dhaka issued the warrant on Sunday.Earlier, the court fixed Sunday to record the depositions of complainant Mila. ... Read More »

Court completely independent, no govt interference: Quader

Dhaka, June 18 – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday again claimed that the country’s judiciary is completely independent and the Sheikh Hasina government doesn’t interfere in the court matters. “It has proved again that the AL-led government doesn’t interfere in the court affairs. Judiciary is working independently,” he said this referring to the six-month bail of BNP chairperson ... Read More »

Court orders testing Wasa water from 34 points

Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday issued an order to test Wasa water samples from 34 locations in the capital. The bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam ordered Wasa to provide Tk 1.7 lakh to cover the test expenditure. The local government secretary has been asked to collect the money from Wasa. ... Read More »

US threatens International Criminal Court

(Washington, DC) – The United States decision to impose visa bans on International Criminal Court (ICC) staff will imperil accountability for grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on March 15, 2019 announced that the bans will apply to ICC personnel involved in the court’s potential investigation of US citizens and may possibly be used to deter ... Read More »

Pakistani court grants bail to ex-PM for medical treatment

Islamabad, Mar 26 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan’s supreme court has granted six weeks’ bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital. In Tuesday’s ruling, the court said Sharif — who has heart-related issues — will not be allowed to leave the country. Disqualified from office by the Supreme Court in 2017 over corruption allegations, Sharif ... Read More »

Dhaka court issues arrest warrant for jailed Ex-PM Khaleda

Dhaka, March 21 – The Chief Metropolitan Court of Dhaka on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in connection with a case filed for making a “defamatory statement” on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Khaleda Zia is now in the prison after she was convicted on February 8, last year in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft ... Read More »

Court takes cognizance in Dipon murder case

Dhaka, March 20 – The Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal of Dhaka on Tuesday took cognizance of the charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam in connection with the Faisal Arefin Dipon murder case. Scrutinising the case documents, and other papers, Judge Majibur Rahman of the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal accepted the charges against the accused in the case. ... Read More »