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Legal news from Tuesday, July 5, 2011
by Zach Zagger

An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted three former ministers under ousted president Hosni Mubarak on charges of misappropriating state funds. The Cairo Criminal Court found three ministers not guilty [Al-Ahram report]: Ahmed Maghrabi, former minister of housing, Yousef Boutros-Ghali, former minister of finance, and former minister of information Anas el-Fiqqi. The verdict is …

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by Zach Zagger

A Lebanon opposition party demanded Tuesday that Prime Minister Najib Mikati announce full support for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) during debates leading up to a vote of confidence for the prime minister. There is debate over a policy statement issued by Mikati on his support for the tribunal. Pro-Western opposition groups are …

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by Zach Zagger

The Hague Appeals Court Tuesday ruled that the Netherlands is liable for the death of three Bosniak men during the Srebrenica massacre forcing it to compensate the men's families. The court held the Netherlands liable for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims, Bosiniaks, …

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by Zach Zagger

Australia played a larger role than previously thought in the abuses of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, according to Australia Defense Force (ADF) documents obtained by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre through freedom of information laws. The documents show that Major George O'Kane worked closely with US authorities …

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by Zach Zagger

Prominent Iranian rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and banned from working as a lawyer and a teacher for 10 years after being convicted of seeking to overthrow the government. He had represented some of the activists involved in the protests following the disputed 2009 presidential election. …

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