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Legal news from Sunday, April 1, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

George Boley, former leader of the Liberian Peace Council (LPC), was removed from the US on Saturday for his role in human rights abuses in the 1990s during the Liberian Civil War. An immigration judge ordered his removal from the US in February for recruiting child soldiers and other human rights violations. His removal …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns on Friday called on India's government to take stronger measures to end extrajudicial and arbitrary executions. While commending India for its willingness to listen to new ideas and improve in the area of human rights, Heyns said at the conclusion of a 12-day visit to the …

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by Matthew Pomy

A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonon Friday urged the Cambodian government to give its full cooperation to the new judges that will eventually be appointed to investigate the genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime. The statement also explained that the secretary-general will begin the process of selecting a new Co-Investigating Judge and reserve …

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by Matthew Pomy

President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Nabeel Rajab, an outspoken critic of violent government crackdowns against protesters, may face criminal charges for the role he has played in anti-government protests, his lawyer said Sunday. Rajab was arrested just before a planned demonstration against the imprisonment of a prominent rights activist, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, …

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