At 1,660km2 (640sqmi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. The population, excluding Mayotte, is estimated at 798,000. As a nation formed at a crossroads of different civilizations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse culture and history.
The archipelago was first inhabited by Bantu speakers who came from East Africa, supplemented by Arab and Austronesian immigration. It became a French colony in the 19th century before becoming independent in 1975. Since independence the country has experienced numerous coups d'état.
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The volunteer, Bernice Heiderman, died alone in a hotel room on the island nation of Comoros off Africa’s east coast in January 2018 after sending desperate text messages to her family ...The Peace Corps had one doctor in Comoros, Said, who had been hired by the agency several years earlier.
A legal team representing the Island of Comoros, where the Mavi Marmara was ... Gulden Sonmez, a lawyer acting on behalf of the Comoros, said the ICC Appeals Chamber had made a “strong decision,” and urged the public not to forget the ongoing plight of blockaded Palestinians in Gaza.
A court in Comoros has sentenced a top opposition figure to seven years behind bars for assault during a controversial referendum on changes to the constitution ... “The court’s decisions cannot be appealed, which means they are violating the constitution and the international agreements which Comoros is a party to,” said lawyer Azad Mze.
A lawyer for Sambi said he was being held in "prison-like" conditions ... The ComorosIslands, an Indian Ocean nation of about 800,000 people, began its programme to sell passports in 2008 as a way of raising much-needed cash ... Sambi's lawyers had challenged his house arrest and argued that the move was an attack on democracy in Comoros.
— Hossein Mokhtari Zanjani, an influential figure in Iran’s energy sector and lawyer who handles domestic and international disputes, acquired a Comoros passport in 2013 ... His lawyer, who said he was unaware of a country called the Comoros Islands, said he would try to seek a response from Zarrab but did not supply one.
- Hossein Mokhtari Zanjani, an influential figure in Iran's energy sector and lawyer who handles domestic and international disputes, acquired a Comoros passport in 2013 ... His lawyer, who said he was unaware of a country called the Comoros Islands, said he would try to seek a response from Zarrab but did not supply one to Reuters.
MORONI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Comoros government has asked Interpol and the U.S ... Souef Mohamed El Amine also said Comoros would cancel 158 diplomatic passports that had been bought and scrap any nominations of honorary consulships that could not be justified in a review now under way by authorities.
Summary It is important that I have a lawyer. It is important because whenever he comes, we will continue telling him what happened to us… I want our lawyer to stand for us in the courtroom ... It is important for us to also have a lawyer who will stand for us ... in the Al Bashir case, where lawyers are acting pro bono , and the Comoros situation.
However, lawyers representing Comoros had sought a review of Bensouda’s original rejection, insisting that, “the interests of justice and fairness, which are the core of the ICC’s mandate, strongly militate in favor of the prosecutor reconsidering her decision.”.
... was sailing under a Comoros flag ... Lawyers representing Comoros sought a review of Bensouda's original rejection, saying that, "the interests of justice and fairness, which are the core of the ICC's mandate, strongly militate in favor of the Prosecutor reconsidering her decision."
Lawyers representing the Comoros today asked International Criminal Court judges to order its ... But the Comoros' lawyers said "those on the flotilla are all entitled to the ICC's condemnation of impunity and to its sanctioning of individuals who might have hoped to enjoy impunity.".
A team of lawyers representing the government of Comoros filed a request Thursday for the court to order Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to reconsider her refusal to launch a probe into the May 31, 2010, storming of one of the vessels in the flotilla, which was sailing under a Comoros flag.