Legal news from Monday, August 12, 2013

[JURIST] Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust, died Monday after suffering a number of medical problems. Csatary died in a Hungarian hospital [BBC report] while awaiting trial, which was set to begin in September. Csatary was … [read more]

[JURIST] UK authorities announced on Monday that they are considering legal action against Spain to force the country to loosen border controls in Gibraltar. British Prime Minister David Cameron [BBC profile] accused [Reuters report] Spain of blocking British fishing vessels in disproportionate numbers and said Spain was "politically motivated" in … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian judge on Monday extended the detention of ousted president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] by 15 days. Morsi has been held since July 3 when he was deposed [JURIST report] by the Egyptian military, which then suspended the constitution and established an interim government. Morsi's … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website] stop-and-frisk policy violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments [text]. The use of the "stop-and-frisk" tactic was popularized during the … [read more]

[JURIST] A human rights activist for Frontline Defenders [advocacy website] reported [press release report] Friday that the lawyer representing a Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody. Abdul Aziz Moussa is representing Mohamed Hassan, who acted … [read more]

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