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Legal news from Tuesday, December 25, 2012
by Sarah Posner

Georgian Chief Prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili announced Tuesday that the former justice minister in Georgia, Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili, is set to be charged on December 26 in connection with the torture of prisoners in the country's capital of Tbilisi. The prosecution is investigating allegations of torture in the prison. The prosecution explained that it was examining photographs …

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by Sarah Posner

The UN General Assembly voted Monday to re-enter negotiations over an international treaty for the global sale of arms, a 70 billion dollar industry. The General Assembly adopted an arms treaty with 133 votes in favor of the updated text, no votes against it, and 17 abstentions. This vote was opposed by the …

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by Daniel Mullen

The Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia, Vladimir Lukin, filed an appeal in a Moscow court on Tuesday following the ruling against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of Yukos, and his business partner Platon Lebedev. Lukin filed the appeal because the two men were ordered to …

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by Daniel Mullen

Judge Stephen Friot of the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Monday denied a request from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to prevent Oklahoma from terminating its contract with them. Planned Parenthood filed a preliminary injunction after the Oklahoma State Department of Health notified the organization that it would …

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