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Legal news from Sunday, April 21, 2013

[JURIST] The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) [official website], the political party of former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] demanded that Islamabad High Court [official website] Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui [official biography] be removed from office and that his decisions be declared void. The request for Siddiqui's … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [UN profile] released a statement [text] on Friday welcoming a landmark agreement between Serbia and Kosovo regarding membership in the European Union (EU) [official website] that he hopes will help bring stability to the Balkans. The agreement [text], negotiated in Brussels on Friday, states that … [read more]

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Saturday released a statement [press release] reacting to statements by federal officials that the recently apprehended Boston bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights [LII backgrounder] before being interrogated. A US Department of Justice [official website] official announced … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday called on the Saudi government [press release] to immediately end the 18-month prosecution of human rights lawyer Walid Abu al-Khair [Frontline backgrounder]. Abu al-Khair is known for his defense of other human rights activists, including a group of a dozen men … [read more]

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