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Legal news from Saturday, November 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Saturday that he hopes to visit Myanmar soon, after meeting with President Thien Sein. Ban also congratulated Sein on the country's strive toward democracy, as well as its naming as new chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Myanmar National Human Rights …

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by Julia Zebley

As many as 50,000 protesters took to Tahrir Square in Egypt on Friday, decrying the military's continued rule over the nation since the this year's revolution, and on Saturday were met with a reported violent reprisal from police forces. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organized the protests earlier this week in an attempt to force the …

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by Dan Taglioli

Philippine authorities formally charged former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with electoral sabotage Saturday, a day after she was arrested on a warrant issued for charges of corruption and election fraud that occurred during her time as president. The Philippine Commission on Elections approved fraud charges against Arroyo Friday and she was …

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by Dan Taglioli

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured in southern Libya Friday, officials of the country's interim government have announced. A fugitive since his father's regime fell last month, the highest-profile son of deceased former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was arrested without a fight in the desert near the southern city of …

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