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Legal news from Sunday, April 26, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen

Taiwan and China on Sunday signed a landmark judicial cooperation agreement, under which each side will help to repatriate suspected criminals. The transfers of almost 40,000 criminals and suspects between the nations have been facilitated by non-governmental organizations since 1990, but the new agreement allows for direct judicial cooperation. Taiwan …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Sunday that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has promised that the US will review the files of four Kuwaiti detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah met with Clinton on …

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by Devin Montgomery

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and 60 other groups on Friday urged the Burundian government to repeal a new law criminalizing homosexuality in the country. The law was promulgated by President Pierre Nkurunziza on April 22, and subjects those found guilty of engaging in a homosexual relationship …

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by Devin Montgomery

Leaders of the American League of Lobbyists, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and American Civil Liberties Union on Friday asked the administration of US President Barack Obama to eliminate or change restrictions it has put on contact that lobbyists can have with administration officials concerning American Recovery and Reinvestment Act …

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