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Legal news from Sunday, January 13, 2013
by Max Slater

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged Sudan to end its crackdown against political and cultural groups. In December Sudanese authorities shut down four organizations in Khartoum that promoted cultural diversity, democracy and human rights. The government shut down these groups based on alleged national security concerns. In the press release, HRW's Africa director Daniel …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday signed an order to remove Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from office for alleged corruption and bribery. The president's action comes just two days after the Sri Lankan Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to impeach the chief justice and drafted an official motion urging the …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

An Egyptian appeals judge on Sunday overturned former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's conviction and life sentence and ordered a retrial for the former president on the charge of failure to prevent the killing of more than 800 protestors last year. The judge did not give his reasons for ordering the new trial, …

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