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Legal news from Sunday, January 6, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

Dissident groups, such as the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said Sunday that the Cuban government imprisoned more than 6,000 political activists last year. This is more than 2,000 more than were arrested in 2011. Most prisoners are released within a few days, but the groups claim this strategy is being used to prevent dissent from …

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by Cynthia Miley

Libyan Justice Minister Salah Maraghni announced Saturday that the war crimes trials of Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and brother-in-law and former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, will occur within the next month. Maraghni stated that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi and Gaddafi's former spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi …

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by Cynthia Miley

An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted former culture minister Farouq Hosni, who had served under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, on charges of corruption and illegal enrichment. Prosecutors alleged in September that Hosni had illegally acquired $3 million and had failed to account for $1.5 million. Hosni was referred to criminal …

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by Matthew Pomy

A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled Friday that a Tennessee law that restricts online sex advertising is unconstitutional. The law came in response to concerns of human trafficking in Tennessee and created criminal penalties for advertising commercial sex acts. Despite acknowledging that the state has an interest …

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