Legal news from Saturday, November 19, 2011

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] announced on Saturday that he hopes to visit Myanmar soon, after meeting [UN News Centre report] with President Thien Sein [BBC backgrounder]. Ban also congratulated Sein on the country's strive toward democracy, as well as its naming as new chair of the Association … [read more]

[JURIST] As many as 50,000 protesters took to Tahrir Square in Egypt on Friday, decrying the military's continued rule over the nation since the this year's revolution, and on Saturday were met with a reported violent reprisal from police forces. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) [official website] organized the protests earlier … [read more]

[JURIST] Philippine authorities formally charged former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] with electoral sabotage Saturday, a day after she was arrested on a warrant [text] issued for charges of corruption and election fraud that occurred during her time as president. The Philippine Commission on Elections [official … [read more]

[JURIST] Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured in southern Libya [JURIST backgrounder] Friday, officials of the country's interim government have announced. A fugitive since his father's regime fell last month [JURIST report], the highest-profile son of deceased former dictator Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] was arrested without a fight … [read more]

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