Legal news from Saturday, September 24, 2011

[JURIST] The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile] was paused on Saturday, after lawyers representing victims and their families filed motions to change both the location and judge for the trial. That morning, confidante to Mubarak and his former defense minister, Field Marshal Tantawi testified against … [read more]

[JURIST] The Collective of Basque Political Prisoners (EPPK) on Friday released a statement [text, in Spanish] supporting the 2010 Guernica agreement [PDF, in Spanish] and called for the Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] to commit to a permanent truce. The EPPK is comprised of 700 Spanish and French prisoners, … [read more]

[JURIST] A soldier with the US Army [official website] was sentenced on Friday for his role in murdering an unarmed teenage Afghan civilian. Private Andrew Holmes was sentenced to seven years in prison [AFP report] as part of a plea deal that he agreed to on Thursday. Holmes pleaded guilty … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Idaho [official website] issued a temporary order on Friday preventing the state of Idaho from enforcing a law that prohibits a woman from terminating her own pregnancy. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged [Reuters report] earlier this year under … [read more]

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