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Legal news from Saturday, May 7, 2011
by John Paul Putney

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged Syria to lift the siege on the town of Daraa and accused Syrian authorities of violating international law in attempting to quell protesters. Movement in and out of Daraa came to a halt almost two weeks ago when the Syrian army surrounded the city, cutting electricity, phone lines …

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by Ashley Hileman

Amnesty International (AI) accused forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi of committing war crimes in Misratah in a report on Thursday. According to the report, Gaddafi's troops have employed excessive use of lethal force against unarmed protesters, fired snipers at civilians in residential areas of the city and even deliberately used civilians …

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by Ashley Hileman

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint on Friday in the US District Court for the District of Arizona, challenging a state constitutional amendment that guarantees a vote by secret ballot for employee representation. The NLRB, an independent US agency that is charged with conducting elections for labor unions …

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