Legal news from Saturday, November 30, 2013

[JURIST] The attorney for Belkacem Bensayah and Djamel Ameziane, two Algerian detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] said on Friday the two will oppose their release back to Algeria, which could take place as early as this week. The two claim they would likely face persecution should they … [read more]

[JURIST] Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] announced [video, interview] on Friday that there will be no early election in response to recent protests by citizens who want her removed from office. Shinawatra said she is unsure whether such a measure would appease the protesters and … [read more]

[JURIST] The UK House of Commons [official website] on Friday approved of a bill [materials] that would order a nationwide referendum in 2017 to determine whether the UK will remain within the European Union (EU) [official website] after its third reading in the House. The bill, introduced in the House … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah [blog, in Arabic; Twitter feed] was arrested Thursday on charges of inciting a demonstration in violation of the country's recently enacted law [JURIST report] circumscribing citizens' right to protest in public. Egypt Prosecutor General Hisham Bakarat issued a warrant [AP report] … [read more]

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