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Legal news from Tuesday, June 4, 2013
by G. Redd

A panel of UN human rights experts on Tuesday issued their latest report on the Syria conflict, detailing escalating war crimes committed by both sides. Both France and the US have claimed to have found evidence regarding the limited use of Sarin, a toxic gas, but it is not …

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by G. Redd

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday gave prosecutors until November 15 to develop their evidence against former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Ggabo is the first former head of state to come before the court and is charged with crimes relating to the civil war that broke out when …

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by Benjamin Minegar

US President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law amendments to the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (SVA), which makes it a federal crime to lie about having received a military medal or honor. The amendments narrowed the law's proscriptive scope, prohibiting only persons who, "with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit," fraudulently …

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by Benjamin Minegar

An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted 43 foreign and domestic non-governmental organization (NGO) employees of promoting democracy in Egypt without proper documentation and of receiving funds from abroad in violation of Egyptian law. Those convicted include Europeans, Egyptians, other Arabs and at least 16 Americans, 15 of whom were convicted in absentia. The court ordered closure of …

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by Theresa Donovan

New York resident Sulejman Mujagic has been extradited to his native country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for war crimes committed in the 1990s, officials said Monday. His extradition is the result of charges for allegedly killing and torturing enemy soldiers during the Bosnian War. Mujagic was fighting for the Army of the Autonomous …

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by Theresa Donovan

A Bahrain court on Monday issued sentences to three protesters for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests as well as attempting to kill a police officer. The crimes were committed during an attack on police in the Shiite village of Manama which has been a hotbed of anti-government protests since 2011. The first accused …

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by Matthew Pomy

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the government of Japan on Monday came to an agreement to increase efforts to combat drug and human trafficking in Africa and Southeast Asia. The agreement was reached at the end of the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) in Yokohama, Japan. …

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by Matthew Pomy

The US Department of Justice case against Apple began in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday with an attorney for the department claiming that Apple's conspiring with publishers cost customers hundreds of millions of dollars. The case, which was filed more than a year ago, accuses …

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