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Legal news from Sunday, January 26, 2014
by Bradley McAllister

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour announced in a televised speech on Sunday that Egypt will hold presidential elections before conducting parliamentary elections. The parliamentary elections were supposed to happen first under the timetable agreed to after Egypt's army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July. Critics have argued for a change in the …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

An anti-government protest leader was killed in Bangkok on Sunday. Suthin Thararin, a protest leader for the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), was shot to death in front of the Sri Eiam Temple in Bangkok while demonstrators blocked a voting station, according to Police Col. Thawatkiat Jindakuansanong. On Friday, a Thai court ruled [NY Times …

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by Bradley McAllister

The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced legal scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong on Sunday to four years in prison on the charge of 'gathering a crowd to disturb public order.' Xu is the founder of the New Citizens' Movement, a grass-roots organization which seeks to …

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