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Legal news from Monday, September 3, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

A South African prosecutor on Monday announced that the government had withdrawn murder charges against 270 miners who were participating in a strike when police officers shot and killed 34 participants. The miners were charged with murder last week under an old South African law that deems the striking miners as complicit in their co-workers' deaths. Acting …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Russia's Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko asked the British government on Monday to confirm or deny the existence of a visa blacklist for Russian officials linked to the the 2009 death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, after a British newspaper reported that the British embassy in Moscow has implemented the "Magnitsky …

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by Michael Haggerson

Egypt lifted a decades-long ban on veiled female news reporters on Sunday by having Fatma Nabil read the noon news in a headscarf. This broadcast marked the first time a woman appeared on Egyptian state TV wearing a veil in over 50 years. The ban had been perpetuated by previous regimes and had long been criticized …

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by Michael Haggerson

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday denied the request for a new trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Karadzic accused prosecutors of failing to disclose crucial information until after the start of the trial. However, the court ruled that …

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