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Legal news from Friday, December 30, 2011
by Jaimie Cremeans

The Poland Ministry of Interior announced Thursday a new amnesty program that will allow thousands of illegal immigrants to stay and work in Poland. The new policy will give illegal immigrants who have resided in Poland since December 2007 or longer to apply for residence. Residents who have been denied legal status in …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Supreme Court of Pakistan formed a judicial committee Friday to investigate a secret memo sent from an unknown Pakistani source to US Admiral Mike Mullen in May asking for help in preventing a suspected army coup. Former Pakistan ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have been accused of …

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by John Paul Putney

The Indian upper house of parliament, the Rajya Sabha, on Thursday failed to pass an anti-corruption bill that proposed the creation of an official anti-corruption agency known as Lokpal. The upper house met in an extended session of parliament intended to allow for passage of the Lokpal bill, but adjourned at midnight after 14 hours …

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by John Paul Putney

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Court on Wednesday sentenced opposition figure and former Iranian foreign minister Ebrahim Yazdi to eight years in prison for attempting to act against national security. Yazdi was also banned from civic activities for five years in the closed-door trial reportedly held in early November. Yazdi, now 80 and suffering from cancer and a heart …

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