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Legal news from Monday, October 10, 2011

[JURIST] The Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [NYT backgrounder] on Saturday amended election rules to ban the use of religious slogans in campaigning. The Supreme Council stated that "[e]lectoral campaigns based on the use of religious slogans or on racial or gender segregation are banned," adding that violators … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] on Monday stayed [text] the execution of a Pakistani national convicted for his participation in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The stay was issued after Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab [NDTV profile] filed an appeal challenging the death … [read more]

[JURIST] Prisoners in some Afghan-run detention facilities have been beaten and tortured, according to a report [text, PDF; executive summary] released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) [official website]. The prisoners interviewed for the study had been detained by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) or Afghan … [read more]

[JURIST] A German judge at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] resigned [press release] on Monday over statements made by the Cambodian foreign minister. Cambodian government officials have put pressure on the international court to turn the cases over to Cambodia, with … [read more]

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