Legal news from Sunday, January 13, 2013
13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday urged Sudan [press release] to end its crackdown against political and cultural groups. In December Sudanese authorities shut down four organizations in Khartoum that promoted cultural diversity, democracy and human rights. The government shut down these groups based on alleged national [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday signed an order to remove Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake [official profile] from office for alleged corruption and bribery. The president's action comes just two days after the Sri Lankan Parliament [official website] voted [JURIST report] with an overwhelming majority to impeach the [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] An Egyptian appeals judge on Sunday overturned former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] conviction and life sentence and ordered a retrial for the former president on the charge of failure to prevent the killing of more than 800 protestors last year. The judge did not [read more]

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