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Legal news from Monday, September 2, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

A spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Sunday that the UN chemical weapons inspection team in Syria is set to begin transferring samples that it has collected from the country to the laboratories for testing. Following the analysis, a report will be given to Ban, who will then share the results with all permanent …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Egyptian authorities on Sunday charged deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders with "incitement to murder" stemming from violent protests that took place last year. In August 2012, Morsi issued a declaration granting himself complete legislative and executive power. The declaration and subsequent rulings …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Trial began Monday in the 13th Ankara Criminal Court for more than 100 senior military officials accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government in 1997. In February 1997, Turkey's secular National Security Council allegedly met and voted to impose strict rules limiting Islamist education in order to force pro-Islam Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan to step …

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