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Release of the BBS chief is a thundering slap on the face of the judiciary

Filicide, extremism and duplicity (Original Title) Island Editorial We reported, yesterday, that a father had clubbed his son to death over a family dispute. We have witnessed an instance of filicide on the political front as well. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have strangled the poor yahapalana baby, whom they jointly fathered, … Continue reading

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An inhumane justice system

Dawn, Pakistan Editorial THE inhumane workings of Pakistan’s criminal justice system are once again highlighted in evidence so stark that it should give pause even to a ruthless state apparatus. Between 2010 and 2018, the Supreme Court overturned death sentences in no less than 78pc of the 310 appeal cases that came before it during … Continue reading

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A dead man walking

Island Editorial The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a dead man walking. It has lost what remained of its credibility by refusing to probe alleged war crimes, in Afghanistan. It has turned down a request by one of its own prosecutors for probing war crimes allegations against the US military. The reason the ICC judges … Continue reading

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Can Gota jump US hurdle?

Sunday Times’ Punch Anointed by the Rajapaksa family as presidential candidate but served summons to answer charges in American courts  When the Colombo High Court granted Gotabaya special permission to travel to the United States between March 26 and April 12, no doubt he would have been over the moon to be given the chance … Continue reading

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