Iran indicts 1,000 over unrest, plans public trials

Iran’s hard line judiciary will hold public trials of about 1,000 people indicted over unrest in Tehran, a semi-official news agency said on Monday, intensifying efforts to crush weeks of protests ignited by Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody, Reuters reports. One of the boldest challenges to Iran’s clerical leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the almost seven-week-old protests have[…]

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Judge Moosa, ‘the people’s lawyer’

After decades of fighting for equality and justice, Judge Essa Moosa gave up his own battle on Sunday as he took his last breath. The 81 year old high court judge and anti-apartheid activist died at his home in Lansdowne after a long term illness. Hundreds of people from all[…]

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Judiciary not guilty of overreach: Mogoeng

The judiciary is not guilty of interfering with the other arms of government, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Thursday. “As the judiciary, we obviously don’t think that we are overreaching. But you can’t always be the best judge of yourself,” he told reporters after a meeting between several judge[…]

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Judiciary a threat to democracy: Cosatu

The judiciary has become a threat to South Africa’s democracy, Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said on Tuesday evening. “We have seen how our hard won advances secured since the democratic breakthrough continue to face threats from our own judiciary which zigzags from making progressive rulings which asserts the new democratic[…]

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Judges confront Zuma

Senior judges yesterday called for a meeting with President Jacob Zuma to discuss the “general gratuitous criticism” of the judiciary by cabinet ministers and other politicians.Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, on behalf of the judges, said that although judges, like everyone else, should be susceptible to constructive criticism, that criticism should[…]

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