Legal news from Saturday, July 6, 2013

[JURIST] The Ontario Superior Court [official website] on Friday acquitted Jacques Mungwarere of one count of genocide by murder and one count of crimes against humanity by murder. The charges arose from Mungwarere's alleged involvement in a massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Judge Michel … [read more]

[JURIST] A Bahrain [BBC backgrounder] court on Thursday sentenced 29 protesters to one month in prison for entering Pearl Square, an area that has been heavily fortified since the Bahrain uprising. The area was once the center of opposition activity. Opposition leaders have called for increased protests, inspired by the … [read more]

[JURIST] Lawyers for Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] on Saturday entered a not guilty plea when his retrial for alleged complicity in the 2011 killings of protestors resumed. Mubarak, who also faces corruption charges alongside his two sons, received a life sentence [JURIST report] at … [read more]

[JURIST] Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker [official website] on Friday signed a bill [text] requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and banning doctors without admitting privileges at local hospitals from performing the procedures. The law goes into effect Saturday. Within hours of the signing, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and … [read more]

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