Legal news from Sunday, June 12, 2011

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] called Friday for a halt to executions [press release] in Saudi Arabia [JURIST news archive], claiming there is often a lack of basic procedural due process. AI cited a disturbing increase in executions in 2011, which they claim often rely solely on the basis … [read more]

[JURIST] Al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed [BBC profile] was killed last week by security forces at a checkpoint in Somalia. Mohammed was on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Lists [materials] for his involvement in the 1998 US Embassy bombings [PBS backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in Kenya and … [read more]

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