Legal Headline News 07/05/2016

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Your daily list of law news:

BBC: A prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer has been arrested, in the latest government move against critics of a recent decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Malek Adly is accused of plotting a coup and spreading false information, he is among a group of lawyers who filed a lawsuit against a deal signed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia over the islands.

The Nation: The 2016 “Budget of Change” which was signed into law yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari has a capital outlay of N6.06 trillion, N200 billion short of the N6.08 billion originally proposed by the executive.

Jurist:  UN top official Stephen O’Brien on Thursday called for the immediate investigation of recent airstrikes in Syria which may amount to war crimes for intentionally targeting civilians.

Vanguard: Thousands of South Africans took to the streets of Cape Town on Saturday demanding a relaxation of drugs laws to allow medicinal and recreational use of cannabis. BBC: Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Warsaw to protest against the Polish government. The protesters say the governing conservatives run an undemocratic administration that violates European values. The government passed legal amendments late last year which change the way the Constitutional Court operates.

BBC: Mexico has transferred the convicted drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, to a prison close to the border with the US. Known as “el Chapo”, he was taken to a prison near Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso in Texas, as part of a normal rotation of prisoners for security reasons, officials said.

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