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Legal news from Saturday, September 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

A UN envoy to Somalia on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a village restaurant in Mogadishu that left 15 dead. Reports state that a car bomb exploded outside of a restaurant frequented by government workers and journalists. The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, urged the international community to continue to …

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by Matthew Pomy

A top UN official specializing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday emphasized the need to address the issue of impunity for those involved in human rights violations over the past year. The DRC has seen an increase in violence in the last year as a result of continuing sectarian conflict in the region. …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Egyptian authorities on Saturday ordered deposed president Mohamed Morsi to jail for four days pending investigations regarding Morsi's alleged insult to judicial authority. Morsi is charged with insulting the judiciary after he accused 22 judges of fraud during the 2005 parliamentary elections in a televised interview. Morsi is currently in detention, and …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday stated it is "increasingly worried" for the safety of civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNHCR reported that during a visit to CAR last week, they witnessed virtual lawlessness in the CAR, discovering several villages burned to the ground and deserted. The UNHCR reported that local inhabitants described physical …

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