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Legal news from Sunday, March 15, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

Pakistan opposition leader and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday defied a house arrest order to lead a march by opposition activists and members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement against President Asif Ali Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The government …

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by Devin Montgomery

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (Tesev) issued a report Saturday saying that despite recent attempts by the country to broaden property rights for religious minorities, it still falls short of requirements to join the European Union. The majority Muslim country had long confiscated the property of non-Muslim …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Bolivian President Evo Morales, empowered by his country's new constitution, began redistributing land to indigenous farmers Saturday. In a ceremony on part of the land seized by the government from large owners, Morales turned over about 94,000 acres to Guarani Indians. Morales criticized the treatment of workers on large farms and …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Rights activists in Kenya have faced threats since the release in February of a UN report accusing the government of widespread extrajudicial executions, prompting some to leave the country or go into hiding, according to AP Saturday. Western Kenya activists have reportedly been followed by intelligence agents and have received harassing phone calls. …

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