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Legal news from Saturday, March 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

Almost two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Japanese officials report that 44 countries still ban or limit food imports from Japan, as thousands of the nation's citizens gathered on Saturday in ongoing anti-nuclear demonstrations around the country. China and South Korea, both major purchasers, are among the economies that still set limits on Japanese food …

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by Matthew Pomy

A Cairo court on Saturday affirmed the death sentences of 21 individuals convicted of inciting a deadly riot after a soccer match in Port Said last February. In addition to confirming that the convicted individuals are to be hanged for their involvement in the riot, the court handed down verdicts for the remaining 52 defendants also charged …

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by Max Slater

Kenya's election commission on Saturday declared Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election. Shortly after the official announcement Kenyatta's top election opponent Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that he would refuse to concede, stating that the election was …

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by Max Slater

The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled on Wednesday that certain offensive statements regarding another individual's sexual orientation are not protected under the nation's freedom of expression laws. In a 3-2 decision the Mexican high court held that two derogatory words used in Mexico to describe gay people are hate speech, …

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