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Legal news from Sunday, April 29, 2012
by Keith Herting

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a resolution Sunday declaring a state of emergency in areas near the border with South Sudan and suspending the constitution. The move follows the arrest Saturday of four people whom the Sudanese claim were arrested for aggression against the north in the contested Heglig oil fields. Those claims have …

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by Jamie Davis

Bahrain's police officers regularly abuse minor detainees before transporting them to police stations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Sunday after a five-day visit to the country. During the visit to Bahrain, HRW conducted interviews with young males who alleged that police officers had beat them while they were being arrested for participating in protests. Bahrain officials …

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by Jamie Davis

Vietnamese-American activist Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested earlier this month in Vietnam for allegedly attempting to stop celebrations in remembrance of the end of the Vietnam War, reports said on Sunday. Vietnamese newspaper Tuoi Tre reported Quan was arrested on charges of terrorism for planning to hold protests …

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