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Legal news from Saturday, April 16, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Thursday discharged six justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan for corruption. The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office has opened criminal cases [RFE/RL report] against the judges, who are suspected of corruption activity. The Kazakh State Agency for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday denounced a deadly Iraqi military raid on a camp housing Iranian exiles. At least 34 people, including women, were shot to death or trampled by military vehicles during the Iraqi military's April 8 operation at Camp Ashraf. The camp is composed of …

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by LaToya Sawyer

The Obama administration on Friday asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court to determine whether police need warrants to track a suspect's movement using global position systems (GPS) technology. The government is appealing last year's lower court decision that prohibits the use of warrantless GPS technology. In that decision, the US Court of Appeals …

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by LaToya Sawyer

Chilean Judge Mario Carroza on Friday ordered the exhumation of former president Salvador Allende as part of investigations into his death that began in January. The order follows a request for a new autopsy of the former president from Allende's daughter, Senator Isabel Allende, and other relatives who want to determine …

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