Legal news from Sunday, April 29, 2012

[JURIST] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] issued a resolution Sunday declaring a state of emergency in areas near the border with South Sudan and suspending the constitution. The move follows the arrest Saturday of four people whom the Sudanese claim were arrested for aggression against the … [read more]

[JURIST] Bahrain's police officers regularly abuse minor detainees before transporting them to police stations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [text] Sunday after a five-day visit to the country. During the visit to Bahrain, HRW conducted interviews with young males who alleged that police officers had beat them while … [read more]

[JURIST] Vietnamese-American activist Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested earlier this month in Vietnam for allegedly attempting to stop celebrations in remembrance of the end of the Vietnam War [History backgrounder], reports said on Sunday. Vietnamese newspaper Tuoi Tre [media website, in Vietnamese] reported Quan was arrested on charges of terrorism … [read more]

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