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Legal news from Sunday, March 18, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The US has sent at least 11 detainees to a facility in Afghanistan that has been shown to torture prisoners, two human rights groups reported Saturday. The Open Society Institute of New York and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission alleged that these detainees were sent to a National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker convicted of being an accessory to over 28,000 murders as a guard at a Nazi extermination camp, died in a nursing home Saturday at the age of 91. Demjanjuk, who was born in Ukraine and later became a US citizen, was convicted in a German court in May …

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by Matthew Pomy

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Friday urged the Ukrainian government to ensure that former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko receive adequate medical treatment. Tymoshenko, who was convicted of abusing her power as prime minister, is reportedly suffering from an unknown medical ailment, a slipped disk according to her …

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by Matthew Pomy

Protesters in Morocco rallied Saturday to call for reform of a law that prohibits punishing rapists of minors if they marry their victims. Moroccan Penal Code Article 475, along with provisions that allow judges to require marriage in situations of rape, has been the subject of harsh criticism since a minor was forced to marry her rapist …

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