Legal news from Sunday, May 5, 2013

[JURIST] A Bahrain court on Sunday issued 15 year prison sentences to 31 protesters for their role in firebomb attacks as part of anti-government protests, according to a defense lawyer. The sentence [AP report] came after the protesters were arrested in March and charged with attempted murder, burning police cars, … [read more]

[JURIST] A group of 20 Tory MPs on Saturday have urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron [official website] to hold a nationwide referendum on remaining within the European Union (EU) [official website] prior to the next general election in 2015. In January, Cameron promised [JURIST report] that if his party … [read more]

[JURIST] The Phoenix, Arizona police department [official website] on Saturday held the first of three gun buyback programs [press release] in an attempt to complete the buyback before a law [HB 2455, text] signed by Governor Jan Brewer [official website] on April 29 that requires surrendered weapons to be sold … [read more]

[JURIST] Libya's General National Congress (GNC) [official website, in Arabic] met Sunday to vote on a draft law [PDF, in Arabic] that could ban anyone who worked for Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], including Libya's Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan [official website, in Arabic], from holding a position in … [read more]

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