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Legal news from Sunday, March 25, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Sunday that Syrian government officials are rounding up civilians and forcing them to walk in front of the army during arrests, troop movements and attacks on villages in order to shield the army from opposition forces. The report details accounts from civilians and opposition fighters, who say the government …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Chinese Vice Minister of Health Huang Jiefu said on Thursday that China will stop taking organs from executed prisoners in the next three to five years. The Ministry of Health and the Red Cross Society of China have been working together since 2009 to put in place a more efficient and …

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by Matthew Pomy

The US government has paid compensation to the families of the victims of a shooting spree allegedly committed by a US soldier, according to statements made by an Afghan elder. The families of the victims killed in the incident received $50,000 and the families of wounded victims received $11,000. A US official confirmed that payments …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Russian legislature on Friday passed a bill that will make it easier for political parties to register with the government. The bill was introduced in response to widely disputed and heavily protested elections, which were held in December, and is part of a group of bills aimed at calming …

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