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Legal news from Monday, March 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Ben Emmerson called Monday on the US government to publish the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report detailing investigations into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) secret detention and interrogation program during the Bush presidency. According …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic on Monday voted to impeach outgoing President Vaclav Klaus for charges of treason. After a 38 to 30 vote, the Senate filed a complaint in the Constitutional Court averring that Klaus violated the constitution by refusing to appoint …

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by Alison Sacriponte

Yemen's government should stop seeking and carrying out the death penalty for child offenders, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Monday. The report found that since 2007 Yemen executed at least 15 men and women who were under 18 at the time of their offense. HRW urged President Abdu Rabu …

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by Sarah Posner

A Moscow court on Monday began preliminary hearings in the posthumous trial against Russian whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. This case marks the first time that Russia will carry out a legal proceeding against a deceased person. During the hearing, the judge is expected to set a date to begin trial, after which a state-appointed …

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by Dan Taglioli

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday began the trial of 94 people charged with plotting to overthrow the government. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals arrested over the past year and accused of forming a secret network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood …

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