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Legal news from Sunday, November 10, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Sunday suspended the nation's presidential election for the third time. Former president Mohamed Nasheed received the most votes at the official election Saturday, but Maldives' protocols called for a runoff to be held Sunday. According to media sources, numerous political entities petitioned the high court to halt the election on …

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by Benjamin Minegar

A UN independent rights expert on Friday called on the Benin government to better protect the rights of children after a visit to the country reportedly revealed widespread abuse and exploitation. UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography Najat Maalla M'jid reported that many adults abuse and exploit children under the …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to vacate the decisions of US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ordered sweeping changes to the New York Police Department (NYPD)stop-and-frisk program. It is speculated that Bloomberg seeks to ensure that …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Bangladesh authorities on Saturday arrested senior leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Moudud Ahmed, MK Anwar and Rafiqul Islam Mia. The arrests were made shortly after BNP announced a new 72-hour strike, scheduled to begin Sunday. Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are expected to be held between now and …

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