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Legal news from Sunday, April 20, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for the establishment of special courts to deal specifically with corruption charges, telling a convention of high-ranking justices and government ministers on Saturday that "apart from pendency and delayed justice, corruption is another challenge we face both in government and the judiciary." Singh said addressing these problems would increases both …

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by Eric Firkel

More than 400 supporters of the Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have been detained and more than 3,000 families displaced since the March 29 election, MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti said Sunday. Biti also said that more than 10 people have been killed in post-election violence and that another 500 supporters have been …

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by Eric Firkel

The National Assembly of Niger passed new anti-terrorism legislation Saturday aimed at helping security forces combat the resurgence of an ethnic Tuareg rebellion that has thrown the West African country into in a state of disarray. The new law passed by parliament increases penalties for possession of explosive devices, attacks on transport vehicles, …

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