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16:07 EDT

[JURIST] Nur Bekri, chairman of the government in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region [official website], told the Xinhua News Agency [official website] Sunday that twelve "mobsters" had been fatally shot by police in the Chinese city of Urumqi on July 5 [Xinhua report] in riots that received extensive coverage in [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Adawa court of misdemeanors in the Egyptian city of Menya Saturday reversed the conviction [ANHRI press releases] of Mounir Saeed Hannah, a teacher charged with insulting President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak [official website] by authoring an unpublished satirical poem. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information [advocacy website] represented [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Pakistan anti-terrorism court Saturday began the trial of five men allegedly belonging to the Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT) [CFR backgrounder] militant group suspected of planning and coordinating the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], according to Pakistan media reports [INN report]. The alleged commander of [read more]

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