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Legal news from Sunday, February 24, 2008
by Benjamin Klein

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has ordered the country's 70 Internet service providers to block access to popular video-sharing website YouTube because of "blasphemous content, videos and documents" posted on the site, a government official confirmed Sunday. The order, issued by the director of the PTA on Friday, claimed the ratio of "non-Islamic objectionable video" …

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by Devin Montgomery

The UK Home Office said Saturday that the government has no plans to create a compulsory DNA database for British citizens, citing ethical and information security concerns. The country's more limited existing National DNA Database, which retains DNA information collected from criminal suspects upon arrest, has already been criticized by rights groups for retaining …

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by Eric Firkel

Protests broke out in two Indonesian cities Saturday over the reprinting of a cartoon depiction of the Muslim prophet Muhammad by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Poste. Protesters in the world's most populous Muslim country burned Danish flags and called for the death of the cartoon artist. The demonstrations in Indonesia follow similar protests earlier …

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by Eric Firkel

Serbia's chief prosecutor Slobodan Radovanovic said Saturday that Serbia is actively searching for the rioters that set fire to the US Embassy in Belgrade last week over US support of independence for Kosovo. Serbian police said they have already arrested over 200 rioters and are in the process of collecting evidence and filing charges. …

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