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Legal news from Sunday, May 4, 2014

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] on Friday ordered the permanent reinstatement of hormone treatments for a transgender Ohio prison inmate who complained about losing her breast tissue, growing facial hair and suffering other related symptoms after treatments were stopped. … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday denied bail for three Al Jazeera [media website] journalists being imprisoned on charges of false reporting, and extended the imprisonment of a fourth journalist for 45 days. Al Jazeera English Journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are charged with falsifying news and … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] spokesperson Rupert Colville issued a statement [UN News Centre report] on Friday urging the US to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty following a botched execution [JURIST report] performed in Oklahoma last week. … [read more]

[JURIST] Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins of the war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] filed a motion [text, PDF], which was made public [Office of Military Commissions report] on Monday, asking the court to reconsider an order [AE 120C, PDF] from last month that released classified … [read more]

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