Legal news from Monday, January 3, 2011

[JURIST] The Uganda High Court [official website] on Monday issued a permanent injunction [press release, PDF] and awarded damages to plaintiffs who were alleged to be homosexuals by the Ugandan tabloid newspaper, The Rolling Stone. The complaint was filed by Uganda's Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law … [read more]

[JURIST] Iranian opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi [BBC profile] on Monday publicly invited the government to put him on trial [Kaleme.com report, in Persian] for the civil unrest and violence that erupted in the wake of the hotly disputed 2009 re-election [JURIST news archive] of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [BBC profile; JURIST … [read more]

[JURIST] Liberal Russian political activist and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov [advocacy website, in Russian; BBC profile] was sentenced Sunday to 15 days in jail for his part in an unauthorized protest march in Moscow on December 31. Nemtsov, leader of the opposition group Solidarity [advocacy website, in Russian], … [read more]

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