Legal news from Tuesday, July 5, 2011
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted three former ministers under ousted president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] on charges of misappropriating state funds. The Cairo Criminal Court found three ministers not guilty [Al-Ahram report]: Ahmed Maghrabi, former minister of housing, Yousef Boutros-Ghali, former minister of finance, [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Lebanon opposition party demanded Tuesday that Prime Minister Najib Mikati announce full support for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [official website] during debates leading up to a vote of confidence for the prime minister. There is debate over a policy statement [AFP report] issued by Mikati [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Hague Appeals Court [official website, in Dutch] Tuesday ruled [judgment, in Dutch; press release, in Dutch] that the Netherlands is liable for the death of three Bosniak men during the Srebrenica massacre [BBC timeline; JURIST news archive] forcing it to compensate the men's families. The court held the [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] Australia played a larger role than previously thought in the abuses of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] in Iraq, according to Australia Defense Force (ADF) [official website] documents obtained by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre [advocacy website] through freedom of information laws. The documents [text] [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] Prominent Iranian rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and banned from working as a lawyer and a teacher for 10 years after being convicted of seeking to overthrow the government. He had represented [AP report] some of the activists involved in the [read more]

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