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Legal news from Tuesday, December 27, 2011
by Jamie Davis

The Indian lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, on Tuesday passed an anti-corruption bill which proposes the creation of an official anti-corruption agency known as Lokpal. The bill was proposed in response to many corruption scandals that have occurred in India recently including a high court judge embezzling funds. Also, Indian activist …

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by Jamie Davis

Cairo Administrative Court on Tuesday ordered the Egyptian Army to end its practice of performing forced virginity tests on female detainees. Samira Ibrahim brought the case against the Egyptian Army after she was arrested during a protest and was forced to submit to a virginity test. Judge Aly Fekry, head of the Court, delivered the order …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

Two Swedish journalists found guilty last week in an Ethiopian court of supporting terrorism and entering the country illegally were sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison. The journalists contended that they traveled into the country with the designated terrorist group Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in order to gain access …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

Preliminary hearings for the trial of alleged United State Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy, Iranian-American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati began in an Iranian Court Tuesday. Leading evidence against Hekmati includes a confession made on Iranian state television where he admits his mission was to infiltrate Iran's intelligence systems by initially offering information to gain their trust …

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