Legal news from Sunday, July 15, 2012

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi [official website] on Friday ordered [order text, PDF] that the state's new abortion law could take effect, but ordered that the state not prosecute the plaintiff, Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO) [official website], for continued operation of the clinic … [read more]

[JURIST] Scottish police on Friday arrested [Spain Interior Ministry report, in Spanish] Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez, a member of the Basque separatist movement Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] who has been wanted by Spain authorities since 2001. Ordonez was a "carrier" for ETA between 1996 and 2001, … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] criticized [press release] the government of Kuwait [BBC backgrounder] on Friday for continuing to limit the rights of the Bidun. The Bidun jinsiyya, Arabic for "without nationality," are a class of illegal immigrants in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE), who remain non-citizens either … [read more]

[JURIST] UN observers confirmed [press release, PDF] Saturday that an attack on activists and army defectors in the Syrian village of Tremseh occurred on Thursday. The United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) reported signs of military presence: "There were pools of blood and blood spatters in rooms of several … [read more]

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