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Legal news from Tuesday, February 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen

A group of UN independent human rights experts on Tuesday urged Iran to end the recent crackdown on journalists and to release those who have been already been detained. The group includes the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders …

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by Daniel Mullen

Colonel James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Monday ordered a mental health examination for the defendant to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Nashiri is accused of masterminding the suicide bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 that left 17 …

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by Samuel Franklin

UN Special Rapporteur on North Korea Marzuki Darusman has urged the UN Human Rights Council and General Assembly to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In a report released Tuesday, Darusman noted the accrual of 22 separate reports filed since 2003 documenting various violations of human rights, including …

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by Peter Snyder

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released report on Tuesday detailing numerous war crimes committed by the rebel group 23 March Movement (M23) and Congolese military forces during M23's occupation of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year. M23 officially withdrew from Goma on December 1 after the Congolese government …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday has again stopped the government from enforcing a cybercrimes law passed last year. The law was also suspended for 120 days in October so the court could consider the civil liberty implications of the law. The court has issued a fresh temporary restraining order …

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by Peter Snyder

A Somali court on Tuesday sentenced a woman who accused Somali security forces of rape to a year in prison for insulting a government body and making false claims. The same court in Mogadishu also sentenced freelance reporter Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, who interviewed the woman in January, to a year in prison on the same charges. Both …

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by Samuel Franklin

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Monday approved a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. With a 75-20 vote the bill will now advance to the state Senate, which last week passed a ban on abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The new House bill provides no exceptions for rape …

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by Dan Taglioli

NBC News on Monday released a Department of Justice (DOJ) confidential "white paper" that reveals details of the legal justifications for the Obama administration's unprecedented use of lethal drone strikes against al Qaeda suspects who are US citizens abroad. The 16-page memo explores the legal questions surrounding the …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Tuesday handed down its second verdict, sentencing Abdul Quader Mollah, leader of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), to life in prison. This sentence comes a week after televangelist televangelist Abul Kalam Azad, also known as "Bachchu Razakar," was sentenced to death …

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