Legal news from Tuesday, December 25, 2012
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Georgian Chief Prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili announced Tuesday that the former justice minister in Georgia, Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili, is set to be charged on December 26 in connection with the torture of prisoners in the country's capital of Tbilisi. The prosecution is investigating [Trend report] allegations of torture in [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] The UN General Assembly [official website] voted [press release] Monday to re-enter negotiations over an international treaty for the global sale of arms, a 70 billion dollar industry. The General Assembly adopted an arms treaty with 133 votes in favor of the updated text, no votes against it, and [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Human Rights Ombudsman [backgrounder] in Russia, Vladimir Lukin [official profile], filed an appeal in a Moscow court on Tuesday following the ruling against Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive], the former CEO of Yukos, and his business partner Platon Lebedev [JURIST news archive]. Lukin filed the appeal [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Stephen Friot of the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma [official website] on Monday denied a request from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland [official website] to prevent Oklahoma from terminating its contract with them. Planned Parenthood filed a preliminary injunction after the Oklahoma State Department [read more]

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