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Brazil: Appeals court orders ex-president Lula's release

The leftist politician has been in prison since April serving a 12-year sentence in a corruption case. Source link

'We are at verge of autocracy': Poles protest Supreme Court law

New law forcing top court's judges into retirement is a further attempt by the government to extend power, say critics. Source link

Qatar blockade case to appear before UN's highest court

Qatar says the blockade has violated human rights of nationals of both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Source link

Top US court backs Trump travel ban on Muslim-majority countries

Advocacy groups 'appalled' by ruling blocking people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering US. Source link

Jacob Zuma set to appear in court over corruption charges

Activists laud Zuma's expected court appearance even as some South Africans claim former president is being victimised. Source link

French court orders Tariq Ramadan to stay in prison

A Paris court has ordered the continued detention of Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who faces preliminary rape charges. Source link

Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM Sharif as party head

Pakistan's Supreme Court bars Nawaz Sharif from heading the country's ruling party amid corruption allegations. Source link

12 ISIL widows sentenced to death, life by Iraqi court

A dozen foreign women who joined ISIL husbands while fighting in Iraq sentenced by a court in Baghdad. Source link

Maldives court throws out case against Mohamed Nasheed

Police in Male crack down on protesters celebrating the release of several high-profile opposition politicians. Source link

Kenya court suspends government's media shutdown

Court suspends shutdown of TV stations that were blocked after promising to show Raila Odinga's symbolic inauguration. Source link