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Legal news from Saturday, June 4, 2011

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Friday expressed concern [statement text] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Friday released a statement [text] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [text, PDF; press release] on Friday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] challenging a new state voting law. The suit was filed by the ACLU in conjunction with … [read more]

[JURIST] The US State Department (DOS) [official website] urged the Chinese government on Friday to release protesters [press release] arrested for the peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square [BBC backgrounder] in June 1989. Friday marked the twenty-second anniversary of the suppression of the protests in Tiananmen Square. The DOS also asked … [read more]

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