Legal news from Friday, January 20, 2012

[JURIST] Yemeni officials on Thursday amended a law that would have given complete immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh [official website, in Arabic; JURIST news archive] and all of his associates, limiting it to politically motivated crimes for Saleh's aides. The original draft [text, in Arabic] of the law, which … [read more]

[JURIST] Haitian Judge Ezekiel Vaval convicted eight police officers on Thursday for their participation in the shooting and killing of at least 10 prisoners after the January 2010 earthquake [JURIST news archive]. The judge also found that six other police officers were innocent. One of the convicted officers fled the … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled Friday rejected [opinion, PDF] Texas's interim redistricting maps. The emergency appeal [JURIST report] challenged an interim map drawn up by the US District Court for the Western District of Texas while a separate map drawn up by the state legislature is currently … [read more]

[JURIST] The Ingolstadt Prosecutor's Office [official website, in German] filed a motion on Thursday to jail Klaas Faber, a Dutch native who fled to Germany after being convicted in the Netherlands in 1947 of Nazi war crimes. He is one of the last on the Simon Wiesenthal Center [advocacy website] … [read more]

[JURIST] US officials on Wednesday announced charges [text] against seven individuals purportedly involved in a $62 million insider trading scheme. The individuals, who worked for five different investment institutions, are accused of earning illegal profits on the basis of insider information regarding publicly traded companies, including Dell Inc. and NVIDIA. … [read more]

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