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Legal news from Wednesday, December 29, 2010
by Aman Kakar

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights announced Tuesday that the US government has refused to provide legal cooperation to Polish prosecutors investigating whether Saudi terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was tortured in a secret CIA prison in Poland. According to the letter sent by Polish prosecutors to the Helsinki …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

Both houses of the Kazakhstan Parliament on Wednesday agreed to hold a referendum proposing to extend the term of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to 2020, bypassing two presidential elections. Nazarbayev's current term is set to expire in 2012. If he continues to rule until 2020, Nazarbayev will have been in power in …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Tuesday filed an amended patent infringement complaint against Apple, eBay, Google and eight other corporations claiming the companies misappropriated technologies patented by Allen's now defunct Interval Research Corporation and currently held by Interval Licensing, LLC. The original lawsuit was dismissed earlier this month for vagueness by a judge …

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by Aman Kakar

China's chief administrative authority, the State Council, released a report on Wednesday outlining steps to fight corruption and build a cleaner government. The report recognizes that corruption remains a concern and states the aims of the Chinese government are to build a perfect system of punishment and prevention of corruption with more resolutions and powerful measures aimed at …

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