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Legal news from Monday, October 10, 2011
by Jennie Ryan

The Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on Saturday amended election rules to ban the use of religious slogans in campaigning. The Supreme Council stated that "lectoral campaigns based on the use of religious slogans or on racial or gender segregation are banned," adding that violators could be fined and face up to three months in …

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by Jennie Ryan

The Supreme Court of India on Monday stayed the execution of a Pakistani national convicted for his participation in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. The stay was issued after Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab filed an appeal challenging the death sentence. Kasab was convicted in May …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

Prisoners in some Afghan-run detention facilities have been beaten and tortured, according to a report released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The prisoners interviewed for the study had been detained by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) or Afghan National Police (ANP) forces for national security crimes. Nearly half …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

A German judge at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) resigned on Monday over statements made by the Cambodian foreign minister. Cambodian government officials have put pressure on the international court to turn the cases over to Cambodia, with the Cambodian foreign minister purportedly stating, "On the issue of …

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