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Legal news from Sunday, May 5, 2013
by Keith Herting

A Bahrain court on Sunday issued 15 year prison sentences to 31 protesters for their role in firebomb attacks as part of anti-government protests, according to a defense lawyer. The sentence came after the protesters were arrested in March and charged with attempted murder, burning police cars, protesting and possession of explosives. The crimes were committed during …

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by Keith Herting

A group of 20 Tory MPs on Saturday have urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a nationwide referendum on remaining within the European Union (EU) prior to the next general election in 2015. In January, Cameron promised that if his party were to win the next election in 2015, the Tories …

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by Cynthia Miley

The Phoenix, Arizona police department on Saturday held the first of three gun buyback programs in an attempt to complete the buyback before a law signed by Governor Jan Brewer on April 29 that requires surrendered weapons to be sold instead of destroyed takes effect. The law will take effect …

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by Cynthia Miley

Libya's General National Congress (GNC) met Sunday to vote on a draft law that could ban anyone who worked for Muammar Gaddafi, including Libya's Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, from holding a position in Libya's current administration. If voted into effect, it would cover …

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