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Legal news from Saturday, December 25, 2010

[JURIST] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [official website] on Friday urged incumbent Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile] to step down, threatening the use of force if he attempts to maintain power. Gbagbo has refused to cede power to president-elect Alassance Ouattara [BBC profile], who won … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the Raipur Sessions Court [GlobaLex backgrounder] of Chhattisgarh state India found human rights activist Binayak Sen [Hindustan Times profile] guilty of aiding rebels and sentenced him to life imprisonment Friday, amid criticism from international rights groups. Sen was convicted under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act … [read more]

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