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Legal news from Sunday, June 19, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

The Justice Ministry of Bahrain announced Saturday that the government will be take action to lift the ban on the leading opposition party, the National Democratic Action Society. The leftist opposition party, known as Waad and aligned with the largest Shi'ite opposition group, was shut down in April during the pro-democracy protests. Waad spokesman …

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by Daniel Makosky

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Sunday, while delivering opening remarks to a three-day session of the Greek Parliament, proposed undertaking a constitutional referendum. Papandreou suggested a fall referendum, arguing its necessity in order to eliminate the systemic governmental inefficiency and waste that led to the country's recent economic crisis [BBC …

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by Daniel Makosky

The lawyer representing former Tunisian president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali on Sunday denied the numerous charges facing his client, which range from murder and conspiracy to drug use. Ben Ali's trial in absentia before civilian and military courts is set to begin on Monday. If convicted, Ben Ali could face a …

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