Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
- A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal has found top Islamist party leader, Ghulam Azam, guilty of masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. Violent clashes occurred after the verdict was announced.
- Spain has apologized for its part in the events that led Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane to be delayed earlier this month during an international search for Edward Snowden.
- Bangladesh approved a labor law to boost worker rights, including the freedom to form trade unions, after a factory building collapse in April killed 1,132 garment workers and sparked debate over labor safety and rights.
- Egyptian authorities have announced a criminal investigation into ousted president Mohammed Morsi on allegations of spying, ruining the economy and inciting violence.
- The ECHR blog has a new post analyzing the recent cases against Sweden concerning the deportation of failed asylum seekers to Iraq.