Legal news from Monday, September 2, 2013

[JURIST] A spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced [UN News Centre report] on Sunday that the UN chemical weapons inspection team in Syria is set to begin transferring samples that it has collected from the country to the laboratories for testing. Following the analysis, a report will be given to … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Sunday charged deposed president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] leaders with "incitement to murder" stemming from violent protests that took place last year. In August 2012, Morsi issued a declaration [JURIST report] granting himself … [read more]

[JURIST] Trial began Monday in the 13th Ankara Criminal Court for more than 100 senior military officials accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government in 1997. In February 1997, Turkey's secular National Security Council allegedly met and voted to impose strict rules [Al Jazeera report] limiting Islamist education in … [read more]

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