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Legal news from Sunday, August 4, 2013
by Blake Lynch

A Brazilian court on Saturday sentenced 25 police officers to lengthy prison terms for their role in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre. Each defendant was sentenced to 624 years for the use of deadly force during the riot, which was one of the worst of its kind in Latin America, but no convicted person can serve more …

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by Blake Lynch

A jury for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recommended Friday that three Somali pirates convicted of murdering four Americans receive life in prison sentences. The attack, which took place in 2011 approximately 40 miles off the coast of Somalia, involved 19 Somali pirates who held the Americans captive in hopes …

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by Endia Vereen

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged an independent investigation into whether war crimes were committed when armed opposition groups in Syria allegedly executed dozens of captured government soldiers in Khan Al-Assal, a district in the northern province of Aleppo last month. Between July 22 and July 26, footage taken by …

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by Endia Vereen

The Obama administration on Saturday overturned a US trade panel ban on the sale of older iPads and iPhones. In June the US International Trade Commission (ITC) banned the import or sale of AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G after finding that the devices …

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