Legal news from Saturday, January 2, 2010
11:01 EDT

[JURIST] A special court in Myanmar [JURIST news archive] Friday charged US citizen Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung [Freedom Now backgrounder], with forgery and violating the country's foreign currency act [AP report]. The charges could result in a maximum of ten years in prison if Aung [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Malaysian High Court [Malaysian courts website] ruled Thursday that non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" as a translation for the word "God", overturning a three-year government ban on the practice. The case was brought by the Herald, a weekly Catholic publication, against the Malaysian government in response to [read more]

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