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Legal news from Saturday, November 30, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

The attorney for Belkacem Bensayah and Djamel Ameziane, two Algerian detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay said on Friday the two will oppose their release back to Algeria, which could take place as early as this week. The two claim they would likely face persecution should they be released back to their home country. The US is …

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by Matthew Pomy

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Friday that there will be no early election in response to recent protests by citizens who want her removed from office. Shinawatra said she is unsure whether such a measure would appease the protesters and maintains that she will not authorize the use of force …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The UK House of Commons on Friday approved of a bill that would order a nationwide referendum in 2017 to determine whether the UK will remain within the European Union (EU) after its third reading in the House. The bill, introduced in the House of Commons by Conservative MP James Wharton, has …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested Thursday on charges of inciting a demonstration in violation of the country's recently enacted law circumscribing citizens' right to protest in public. Egypt Prosecutor General Hisham Bakarat issued a warrant for Abd El Fattah for failing to notify the police …

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