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Legal news from Sunday, February 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

A Buddhist monk was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Myanmar during a visit by UN High Representative for Human Rights Tomas Ojea Quintana, an opposition lawyer confirmed Saturday. Gaw Thita was convicted Wednesday by a special court in Insein Prison for violating immigration laws in relation to a trip he took to …

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by Dwyer Arce

Saudi Justice Minister Mohammed al-Eissa announced Saturday that women will be allowed to argue cases in court under a new law that his department is drafting. The law is expected to be issued in the near future and would allow female lawyers to represent other women in cases related to family law, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Oklahoma state court judge Daniel Owens ruled Friday that a state law, making it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the gender of a fetus and requiring numerous reporting requirements, violates the Oklahoma Constitution. Owens found that the law, called the Statistical Reporting of Abortions Act, violated the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday withdrew her lawsuit filed in the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine claiming that the country's presidential election was corrupt. Tymoshenko dropped the suit claiming she would not receive a fair hearing in the court. She had alleged that widespread voter …

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