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Legal news from Saturday, June 4, 2011
by Aman Kakar

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed concern regarding the escalation of violence in Syria and called for end to the repression by security and military forces. Ban cited 70 deaths in the last week, disturbing reports of the deaths of children under torture, live ammunition and shelling in his statement. The statement calls for …

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by Jennie Ryan

The UN Security Council on Friday released a statement demanding the removal of Sudanese troops from Abyei, the disputed oil-producing region between North and South Sudan. Sudanese troops invaded Abyei in May and have occupied the area since, causing an estimated 45,000 residents to flee the embattled area. The troops have looted and ransacked much of …

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by Jennie Ryan

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Friday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida challenging a new state voting law. The suit was filed by the ACLU in conjunction with the voter's rights group Project Vote, and it …

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by Aman Kakar

The US State Department (DOS) urged the Chinese government on Friday to release protesters arrested for the peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Friday marked the twenty-second anniversary of the suppression of the protests in Tiananmen Square. The DOS also asked the Chinese government to provide an account of those missing, …

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