Legal news from Sunday, November 24, 2013

[JURIST] Four persons have been arrested [press release] on charges of falsifying evidence in connection with the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba [case materials; JURIST news archive], the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] announced Sunday. On November 20, Judge Cuno Jakob Tarfusser [official profile] issued an arrest warrant for Bemba's … [read more]

[JURIST] The P5+1 world powers, which include the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany, reached an agreement [text, PDF] with Iran on Sunday committing Iran to limiting its developing nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions [JURIST report]. The agreement outlines a six-month program [White House fact … [read more]

[JURIST] Bahraini authorities on Saturday arrested and charged [press release] two former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainees for plotting an attack in Bahrain. Reports indicate authorities caught the former detainees as they attempted to cross into Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on the King Fahad Causeway using forged passports. Bahrain's Interior … [read more]

[JURIST] Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday signed into law a bill circumscribing citizens' right to protest in public. The law requires demonstrators to obtain permission [Reuters report] from authorities one week in advance of gathering in public, grants the interior ministry the right … [read more]

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