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Legal news from Saturday, December 15, 2012

[JURIST] Former Russian police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was found guilty on Friday for his role in the 2006 murder [JURIST report] of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Pavlyuchenkov, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time of the murder, was arrested [JURIST report] in August, and pleaded … [read more]

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] signed legislation [HR 6156 materials] on Friday that normalizes US trade with Russia and places sanctions on any individual associated with violations of human rights in Russia. While the law eliminates Cold War era restrictions on trade that will allow better trade relations … [read more]

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