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Legal news from Sunday, November 9, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

UN Peacekeeping Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MUNOC) head Alan Doss on Saturday condemned recent killings of civilians by militias in the country as war crimes. Doss made the statement after MUNOC announced that it had received "credible reports" that civilians had been targeted by militia groups …

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by Devin Montgomery

Thousands of demonstrators in San Diego and Los Angeles on Saturday protested [Union-Tribune report] the passage of Proposition 8, an amendment to the California constitution making same-sex marriages illegal in the state. The proposition, approved by about 52 percent of California voters last week, provides that "nly marriage between a man …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The British government has revoked the visa of former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, and his wife Pojamarn Shinawatra according to media reports Saturday. The couple had been residing in Britain prior to Thaksin's conviction last month on corruption charges related to a 2003 purchase of land by his wife …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Indonesian attorney general's office Sunday confirmed that three men convicted for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people were executed by firing squad just after midnight Saturday local time. The executions were carried out after the Indonesian Supreme Court rejected last-minute appeals filed by relatives of Mukhlas, Imam Smudra, and Amrozi Nurhasyim …

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