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Legal news from Monday, November 11, 2013
by Addison Morris

Egypt's Middle East News Agency (MENA) announced on Monday that Judge Hisham Genina and two journalists will be prosecuted for allegedly insulting other judges. Genina gave an interview to Moammed el-Sanhouri, a reporter for Al-Masry Al-Youm daily in 2012, in which the judge accused the head of the Egyptian Judges' Club, a social club …

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by Addison Morris

Syed Mohammad Qaisar, Bangladesh's former state minister for agriculture, was charged on Sunday with 18 war crimes for acts allegedly committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Charges were formally filed with the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB), which arrested Qaisar in May. The prosecution alleges that Qaisar was involved in mass killings, …

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by Peter Snyder

The political action group Privacy for all Students said Sunday that they have received sufficient petition signatures to bring about an initiative on the November 2014 ballot to repeal California's new law intended to protect transgender public school students. Under California law, 505,000 valid signatures must be submitted to bring about a referendum on …

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by Peter Snyder

One of the defense lawyers for imprisoned former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was detained by police Monday, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk an MP for Tymoshenko's All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" party. Yatsenyuk has not provided any additional information on the current situation of lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko …

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by Max Slater

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Monday that Cambodia has sovereignty over a disputed piece of land around the 1,000-year-old Temple of the Preah Vihear, in an attempt to settle an ongoing border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. The ICJ reasoned that its 1962 decision awarding Cambodia control over the …

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by Max Slater

The Egyptian government has detained more than 1,500 Syrian refugees and has forcibly deported some refugees back to Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. The refugees were detained after trying to migrate by boat to Europe in order to escape the Syrian Civil War. In the press release, HRW noted that Palestinians …

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