- A look at Mideast judicial systems Updated: Mar-25-14 3:44 pm
- Iran takes legal action against opposition leaders Updated: Mar-18-14 12:16 pm
An Egyptian court's decision this week to sentence to death 529 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood after a two-session trial has triggered criticism from governments and rights groups around the world. The country's judicial system is sure to face further scrutiny as another 683 suspected Islamists went on mass trial Tuesday. The proceedings have raised deep concerns among human rights activists over the lack of due process as Egyptian authorities push swift and heavy prosecutions in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies.
TEHRAN, Iran - A top member of Iran's judiciary said Tuesday it is taking unspecified legal action against two opposition leaders held under house arrest without charge since 2011 - a possible tentative step toward meeting their supporters' demands that they be given a fair trial to resolve their status.