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Legal news from Tuesday, September 3, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

Kenya's parliament debated ending the country's membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday, ahead of the impending trial of Vice President William Ruto and others. Parliamentary Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso ordered a special sitting of the assembly for Thursday. Even if Kenya votes to leave the ICC, it would not affect …

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by Theresa Donovan

Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem appeared in court on Monday for allegedly falsifying his 2000 tax returns. Prosecutors argue that Menem hid bank accounts worth millions of dollars, as well as various aircraft, properties and cars from the tax authorities. Despite having been convicted in June of selling illegal weapons to …

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by Theresa Donovan

An Egyptian military tribunal on Tuesday sentenced 11 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment for assaulting army troops last month during riots that took place in the Suez Canal. Forty-five other individuals were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in the Suez Canal riots, while five …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS, began Monday in Germany's Hagen State Court. Prosecutors accuse Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. Bruins and an accomplice, who has since …

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by Benjamin Minegar

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closure of four media outlets, including an affiliate of Al Jazeera, for their alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian government reportedly claims that Al-Jazeera's affiliate provided biased news coverage during Brotherhood protests following the removal of president Mohamed Morsi …

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