Legal news from Saturday, March 29, 2014

[JURIST] West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin [official website] on Friday vetoed [statement] an abortion bill [text] that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill [AP report] by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to death for murder. The charges stem from violence in Alexandria just after Morsi was ousted. Specifically, the two were convicted of killing Morsi opponents by throwing them off a building. … [read more]

[JURIST] An Istanbul court on Friday ruled against Turkey's ban on Twitter [corporate website], overturning an order that the social media website shut down an account accusing the government of corruption. Access to Twitter was suspended in Turkey last week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [BBC profile; JURIST news … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] on Friday adopted a resolution [text] urging the UN Security Council [official website] to take action against those responsible for documented crimes against humanity in North Korea. The council approved the resolution, which expressed "Deep[] concern[] at the systematic, widespread and gross … [read more]

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