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Former Thai leaders may face impeachment over 2010 crackdown

Two prominent pro-establishment Thai politicians should face impeachment for their role in a 2010 military crackdown that killed more than 90 anti-government protesters, the country`s powerful graft watchdog said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka reinstates impeached chief justice

Sri Lanka`s new president on Wednesday restored the country`s former chief justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous administration.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics, faces criminal charges
Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics, faces criminal charges

The political future of embattled former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra will be determined Friday when the junta-appointed parliament votes on whether to impeach her, in a move that could reignite the country`s bitter divisions.

Thailand begins impeachment hearing of ousted PM

Thailand's military-appointed legislature began impeachment hearings on Friday against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a move analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.

France gets power to impeach President

 French lawmakers now have the power to launch a US-style impeachment of their president under a new law passed on Wednesday. 

Demonstrators want impeachment of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

Sao Paulo: Police in Brazil's biggest city say more than 2,000 people staged a peaceful demonstration demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

AAP MPs initiate campaign for impeachment of judge Manjunath

 Four AAP MPs have initiated a campaign for impeachment of controversial Karnataka High Court judge K L Manjunath for "proven misbehaviour".

Philippines Congress dismisses impeachment motions against Aquino

Lawmakers allied with Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday threw out three impeachment motions in the House of Representatives, the first political challenge to the popular leader in four years.

Deposed Thai PM Yingluck indicted, to face impeachment

In yet another setback, deposed Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was today indicted by an anti- graft body over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.

Int Council of Jurists backs Lankan govt on impeachment

International Council of Jurists has come out in support of the Sri Lankan Government over the impeachment of its former CJ.

‘Sri Lanka visit of US officials a conspiracy’

It would be the first visit to Sri Lanka by representatives of the US government since Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached amid much outcry.

Sri Lanka`s first woman Chief Justice sacked

54-year-old Bandaranayake was served a notice ordering her to quit her post, two days after the Parliament overwhelmingly voted to impeach her.

Rajapaksa appoints panel to review CJ`s impeachment

Rajapaksa last month said he had to satisfy himself on the PSC report and he would therefore appoint a panel.

Lanka chief justice complains to Speaker over impeachment

The country`s first woman chief justice has maintained that charges against her were false had walked out of the impeachment hearing calling it unfair and one sided.

‘Prevent judges from quitting during impeachment’

Members in Rajya Sabha on Friday pushed for amendments to the Constitution to disallow a judge from resigning if impeachment motion is in progress.

Buddhist monk backs Lankan top judge against impeachment

Reverend Maduluwawe Sobhitha said the whole process of impeachment against the 54-year old Bandaranayake was unfair.

SL top judge faces 14 charges on impeachment

Sri Lanka`s CJ is facing 14 charges of misconduct and financial impropriety in the motion of impeachment presented against her in the Parliament.

Iran`s Parliament drops impeachment over economy

Iran`s parliament has abandoned its planned impeachment of a Cabinet minister over the free-fall of currency.

Romania holds referendum on impeaching President

For President Basescu, who survived a referendum in 2007, this is the second impeachment attempt in last five years.

`Justice Sen`s impeachment not unconstitutional`

Justice Soumitra Sen was found guilty of misappropriating Rs 33.23 lakh under his custody as a court-appointed receiver in the
capacity as a lawyer.