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Legal news from Monday, August 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan

Amnesty International (AI) on Monday called for Cuba to release five prisoners whom the group has called "prisoners of conscience." AI reported that the five prisoners are indicative of the continuing repression of speech that exists in the country. Cuba denies holding political prisoners and has recently cleared its jails of internationally recognized …

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by Theresa Donovan

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday rejected a potential gender discrimination class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. This lawsuit, which aimed to represent 150,000 female Wal-Mart employees, was an attempt to file a smaller representative version of an earlier gender discrimination class action lawsuit estimated …

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by Endia Vereen

Syria's main opposition group on Sunday urged the UN to probe numerous massacres they say were committed during Ramadan by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (ETILAF) allege that Assad committed crimes against humanity by using ballistic missiles, toxic gas …

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by Endia Vereen

A Turkish court on Monday convicted the country's former military chief of plotting to overthrow the government and sentenced him to life in prison. Retired general Ilker Basbug was arrested in 2012 for his alleged involvement with the Ergenekon network, a secular group suspected of planning …

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