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Legal news from Sunday, April 5, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that he has ordered the review of a law which severely limits the rights of married Shi'ite women in the country. The Shi'ite Personal Status Law was enacted last month and has not yet been published, but opponents say the law requires a woman to seek …

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by Devin Montgomery

Israeli Attorney General Meni Mazuz said Sunday that he intends to charge former prime minister Ehmud Olmert with additional corruption charges for allegedly abusing a previous governmental post to benefit friends and business partners. Mazuz alleged that, before becoming prime minister, Olmert used a position at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor [official …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Officials in Malaysia on Sunday announced the release of 13 people who were detained under the country's controversial Internal Security Act (ISA), in a move called for Friday by Prime Minister Najib Razak in his first address to the nation. Two ethnic Indian leaders of the …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) on Friday called on the government of Rwanda to investigate reports of killings during and after the uprising by the Rwandan Patriotic Army to end the 1994 genocide. In its concluding observations after reviewing Rwanda's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political …

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