Legal news from Monday, September 3, 2012

[JURIST] A South African prosecutor on Monday announced that the government had withdrawn murder charges against 270 miners who were participating in a strike when police officers shot and killed 34 participants. The miners were charged with murder last week under an old South African law that deems the striking … [read more]

[JURIST] Russia's Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko [official website] asked the British government [press release] on Monday to confirm or deny the existence of a visa blacklist for Russian officials linked to the the 2009 death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky [JURIST news archive], after a British newspaper reported … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt lifted a decades-long ban on veiled female news reporters on Sunday by having Fatma Nabil read the noon news in a headscarf. This broadcast marked the first time a woman appeared on Egyptian state TV wearing a veil in over 50 years. The ban had been perpetuated by … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday denied [order, PDF] the request for a new trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [ICTY case summary, PDF; JURIST news archive]. Karadzic accused prosecutors [JURIST report] of failing to disclose crucial information until after … [read more]

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