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Legal news from Monday, August 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust, died Monday after suffering a number of medical problems. Csatary died in a Hungarian hospital while awaiting trial, which was set to begin in September. Csatary was apprehended in Budapest in July 2012 and charged this June …

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by Daniel Mullen

UK authorities announced on Monday that they are considering legal action against Spain to force the country to loosen border controls in Gibraltar. British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Spain of blocking British fishing vessels in disproportionate numbers and said Spain was "politically motivated" in its actions. Spain contends that the border checks are proportional …

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by Daniel Mullen

An Egyptian judge on Monday extended the detention of ousted president Mohamed Morsi by 15 days. Morsi has been held since July 3 when he was deposed by the Egyptian military, which then suspended the constitution and established an interim government. Morsi's detention was extended in order to allow more time to …

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by Endia Vereen

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday ruled that the New York Police Department (NYPD) stop-and-frisk policy violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. The use of the "stop-and-frisk" tactic was popularized during the Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration, and over the past …

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by Endia Vereen

A human rights activist for Frontline Defenders reported Friday that the lawyer representing a Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody. Abdul Aziz Moussa is representing Mohamed Hassan, who acted as a media contact point for various foreign news stories, …

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