Supreme Court Upholds Conviction Despite Exclusion of Evidence in Sexual Assault Case

Vancouver, British Columbia – The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld a sexual assault conviction in a case where an ex-husband was not allowed to present evidence of a consensual encounter that occurred the night before the alleged assault. This decision, reached by a 7-2 vote, raised important questions about the balance between protecting complainants from improper questioning and allowing accused individuals to challenge the credibility of the complainant. Justice Mary Moreau of Alberta, the …

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Supreme Court of Pakistan Upholds Death Sentence for Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has affirmed the death sentence of the late Pervez Musharraf, a former military ruler and president of the country, handed down by a special court. The decision was announced on Wednesday by a four-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa and comprised of Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Ameenuddin Khan, and Justice Athar Minallah. Musharraf was convicted of high treason in December 2019, under …

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