Legal news from Sunday, January 6, 2013

[JURIST] Dissident groups, such as the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said Sunday that the Cuban government imprisoned more than 6,000 political activists last year. This is more than 2,000 more than were arrested in 2011. Most prisoners are released within a few days, but the groups … [read more]

[JURIST] Libyan Justice Minister Salah Maraghni announced Saturday that the war crimes trials of Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [JURIST news archive], and brother-in-law and former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi [BBC profile], will occur within the next month. Maraghni stated [RIA Novosti report] that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, former Prime … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted former culture minister Farouq Hosni, who had served under ousted president Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], on charges of corruption and illegal enrichment. Prosecutors alleged [JURIST report] in September that Hosni had illegally acquired $3 million [AFP report] and had failed … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee [official website] ruled Friday that a Tennessee law [text, PDF] that restricts online sex advertising is unconstitutional. The law came in response to concerns of human trafficking in Tennessee and created criminal penalties for advertising commercial … [read more]

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