Legal news from Monday, December 23, 2013

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website], in a letter [text] sent on Friday, called on Ukrainian authorities to end intimidation tactics against those allegedly the victim of police violence. The letter detailed concerns surrounding the treatment of two groups of protesters. The groups were protesting on November 30 at … [read more]

[JURIST] On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) [official website] rejected claims by former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and ruled the trial against Musharraf for treason will continue Tuesday, as previously scheduled. Musharraf was challenging [TheNews report] the legitimacy of the proceedings. The first challenge was … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah [official website] on Monday rejected a request from lawyers for the state of Utah to block same-sex marriages [JURIST backgrounder] from occurring in the state. Over 100 weddings have been held since Utah's ban on same-sex … [read more]

[JURIST] Two members of the feminist rock group Pussy Riot [RASPI backgrounder, JURIST news archive], Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were released from prison on Monday after the Russian government's approval of sweeping new amnesty laws [414081-6, 414076-6, 414060-6, 414142-6 texts, PDF, in Russian]. The laws were approved unanimously by … [read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.