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Academic Commentary
14 May 2015
by Roy S. Gutterman of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST guest columnist Roy S. Gutterman of the Syracuse University College of Law discusses recent changes to Malaysian sedition law...Sedition, laws criminalizing criticism of a monarchy or government, is not as anachronistic as knights in shining armor or a moat around the castle. In fact, in many countries around the … [read more]

Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] A Malaysian cartoonist known for his political caricatures was charged Friday with nine counts of sedition over a series of tweets criticizing the country's judiciary. Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, popularly referred to as Zunar, could be sentenced [AP report] to up to 43 years in jail if found guilty on … [read more]

Legal News
16 Feb 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Danish police on Sunday arrested two individuals suspected to have aided a gunman in the Copenhagen attacks that left two dead over the weekend. On Saturday a 22-year-old gunman, whose name has not yet been released, opened fire [WP report] at a cultural center that was hosting cartoonist Lars … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jan 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Pakistani lawmakers on Thursday passed a resolution and rallied outside parliament to protest the publication of images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo [media website, in French], which was attacked by extremists last week. Pakistan and other Muslim nations have condemned last week's attack, which … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jan 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A Turkish court on Wednesday banned access to websites showing the new cover of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo [media website], which features a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. The court's prohibition of access to the sites is reportedly in response [AP report] to a petition filed by a … [read more]

Legal News
4 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Glostrup City Court on Monday sentenced four men to 12 years in prison for their attempt to kill people inside the office of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (JP) [media website]. Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri, Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm and Sabhi Ben Mohamed Zalouti, all Swedish residents of African … [read more]

Legal News
18 Feb 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] A New Delhi court on Saturday confirmed the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) [official website] charges against US citizen David Headley and eight others, including Canadian citizen Tahawwur Rana, for their roles in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The agency accused [press release, PDF] … [read more]

Legal News
15 Feb 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] Mullah Krekar, the founder of the Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar Al Islam [CFR backgrounder], pleaded not guilty before a Norwegian district court on Wednesday to charges of condoning suicide bombings and making death threats against politicians. The prosecutor in the case, Marit Bakkevig, declared that Krekar, who has … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jan 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] A Norwegian court on Monday convicted two men accused of planning an attack against the Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. This is the first conviction under Norway's anti-terror laws [AP report]. Both defendants, Mikael Davud and Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, were found guilty in … [read more]

Academic Commentary
4 Oct 2011

JURIST Guest Columnists Micah Berman of New England Law | Boston, Kathleen Dachille of the University of Maryland School of Law, and Julie Ralston Aoki of William Mitchell College of Law say that the opinion in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., while troubling, will have minimal impact on well-drafted public … [read more]

Legal News
23 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A Danish court on Wednesday sentenced Somali Islamist Muhideen Mohammed Geele to an additional year in prison [Stiftstidende Reuters, in Danish] for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] as a suicide bomber. Geele had … [read more]

Legal News
10 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A federal jury on Thursday convicted Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Chicago resident with Canadian citizenship, on two counts of planning to attack a Copenhagen newspaper, but found him not guilty on charges of helping to plan the 2008 Mumbai terror attack [BBC Backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Rana was found … [read more]

Academic Commentary
18 Apr 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Liaquat Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the recent events in the US are a continuation of a Western medieval custom of desecrating the Qur'an... The recent Qur'an burning by Pastor Terry Jones, the author of Islam is of the Devil, is the … [read more]

Legal News
4 Feb 2011
by LaToya Sawyer

[JURIST] A Danish court on Friday sentenced Somali Islamist Muhideen Mohammed Geelle to nine years in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] as a suicide bomber. Geele was convicted [Copenhagen Post report] on … [read more]

Legal News
23 Nov 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Tuesday called for the revocation [press release] of blasphemy laws [text; JURIST news archive] in Pakistan after a Christian woman was sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad [JURIST news archive] during an argument with other women in her village last … [read more]

Legal News
23 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] A Pakistani court on Wednesday reimposed a ban on the video sharing network YouTube [official website] after content deemed offensive to Muslims resurfaced on the website when a previous ban was lifted last month. The court also restricted access to Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, Google, Islam Exposed, In The Name … [read more]

Legal News
6 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission [official website] announced Sunday that the agency has lifted a ban against Facebook [website] after the social networking site agreed to remove content depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The commission blocked access to Facebook [BBC report] last week in response to objectionable caricatures of the … [read more]

Legal News
31 May 2010
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) [official websites] to restore access to the Facebook [corporate website] social networking website. The LHC had blocked access [JURIST report] to the website earlier this month, in response to a page created by a Facebook user which … [read more]

Legal News
19 May 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority [official website] on Wednesday ordered Internet service providers to block [press release] social networking site Facebook [website] in response to a competition created by a group of the website's members entitled "Draw Muhammad Day." The PTA issued the order following a decision by the Lahore … [read more]

Legal News
5 May 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] The Dutch Public Prosecution Service [official website, in Dutch] announced Tuesday that the public prosecutor for the Utrecht District Court filed an appeal [press release, in Dutch] against the April 22 ruling [JURIST report] acquitting the Arab European League (AEL) of hate speech charges stemming from posting an inflammatory … [read more]

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