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Legal news from Sunday, June 12, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

Amnesty International (AI) called Friday for a halt to executions in Saudi Arabia, claiming there is often a lack of basic procedural due process. AI cited a disturbing increase in executions in 2011, which they claim often rely solely on the basis of confessions obtained under duress or deception. According to AI, …

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by Sarah Posner

Al Qaeda operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was killed last week by security forces at a checkpoint in Somalia. Mohammed was on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Lists for his involvement in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The FBI confirmed his identity through a fingerprint analysis. …

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