Legal news from Sunday, May 9, 2010
15:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Comoros [BBC backgrounder] on Saturday overturned [official report, in French] an extension of the president's term in office, holding that his mandate will end later this month. The court ruled that after the mandate ends on May 26 the president of the Muslim Indian Ocean [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Two Chinese human rights lawyers who have represented Falun Gong [group website; BBC backgrounder] defendants were permanently disbarred [Tang decision, Liu decision, in Chinese] Friday after being accused of disrupting courtrooms. In a Beijing Municipal Judicial Bureau [official website, in Chinese] hearing last month, Liu Wei and Tang Jitian [read more]

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