Legal news from Sunday, April 13, 2014

[JURIST] Afghanistan's Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) [official website] said on Sunday that there have been more more incidents of serious fraud reported in the April presidential election than the previous election in 2009, when more than a million suspect votes were thrown out. The April 5 vote has been … [read more]

[JURIST] Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel [official website] announced [press release] on Friday that he appeal a federal judge's decision striking down a state law that bans abortions starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Last month US District Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled [JURIST report] that the state law [Act … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian prosecution authorities referred 220 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to criminal court over the weekend for their involvement in protests in downtown Cairo on the January 25 anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution [JURIST backgrounder] earlier this year. The 220 Morsi supporters … [read more]

[JURIST] An Iranian appeals court [official website, in Persian] on Saturday overturned the death sentence of ex-Marine Amir Hekmati [advocacy website] who was convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] in 2011. Saturday's ruling decreased [AP report] Hekmati's sentence to 10 years in prison. Hekmati … [read more]

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