Legal news from Saturday, July 4, 2009
14:07 EDT

[JURIST] Hossein Rassam, a chief political analyst working for the British Embassy in Iran [official website], has been charged with "acting against the national security," his lawyer said Saturday. Rassam was one of nine Iranian employees of the British Embassy arrested last month for his role in the riots following [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] The African Union (AU) [official website] will not cooperate with International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] efforts to extradite Sudan President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the AU announced Friday during an AU summit [official website] in Libya. AU members said that by issuing a warrant for [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Honduras Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] has refused a Friday petition by Organization of American States (OAS) [official website] Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza [personal website] calling for the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya [BBC profile] as the country's head of state. Insulza met with Supreme Court President [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] A prominent conservative newspaper in Iran urged in an editorial [text, in Persian] Saturday that opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi [IranTracker profile; JURIST news archive] and former reformist president Mohammad Khatami [RealiteEU backgrounder] be tried for crimes against the nation. The piece was written by Kayhnan [media website, in [read more]

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