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Legal news from Monday, May 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Senegal Justice Minister Aminate Toure and Chadian Justice Minister Jean-Bernard Badare signed an agreement Friday allowing Senegalese judges to carry out investigations in Chad in preparation for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. The agreement allows for Senegalese judges to travel to Chad, speak with witnesses, visit former prisons and …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The European Commission on Monday sent a Statement of Objections informing Motorola Mobility, a telecommunications equipment corporation owned by Google, of its preliminary view that the company's seeking and enforcing of an injunction against Apple in Germany is an abuse of its market position. The use of injunctions on mobile phone …

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by Cynthia Miley

Trial began in Germany Monday for Beate Zschaepe, a neo-Nazi member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), for alleged complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman in Germany between 2000 and 2007, as well as two bombings and 15 bank robberies. Her two presumed accomplices died in an apparent murder-suicide in November 2011, …

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by Cynthia Miley

Libya's General National Congress (GNC) on Sunday approved the political isolation law, which would ban anyone who worked as a senior official under Muammar Gaddafi from holding a position in Libya's government for the next 10 years. Current officials who lose their post will be replaced …

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