Legal news from Sunday, January 26, 2014

[JURIST] Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour [BBC backgrounder] announced [Rueters report] in a televised speech on Sunday that Egypt will hold presidential elections before conducting parliamentary elections. The parliamentary elections were supposed to happen first under the timetable agreed to after Egypt's army deposed [JURIST report] Islamist President Mohamed Morsi … [read more]

[JURIST] An anti-government protest leader was killed in Bangkok on Sunday. Suthin Thararin, a protest leader for the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) [Facebook page], was shot to death [Reuters report] in front of the Sri Eiam Temple in Bangkok while demonstrators blocked a voting station, according to Police Col. … [read more]

[JURIST] The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court [official website, in Chinese] sentenced [announcement, in Chinese] legal scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong [BBC Backgrounder] on Sunday to four years in prison on the charge of 'gathering a crowd to disturb public order.' Xu is the founder of the New Citizens' … [read more]

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