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Legal news from Sunday, December 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

Pakistan's military partially complied with a Supreme Court ruling on Saturday by producing before the court several prisoners out of the hundreds it has been secretly holding without charges. Human rights lawyers and relatives of the prisoners have fought to obtain information about the detainees, some of whom disappeared from jails while others were directly …

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by Cynthia Miley

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report Sunday stating that although there was an increase of reported acts of violence against women to the Afghan authorities in the past year, prosecutions and convictions under the landmark Elimination of Violence against …

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by Matthew Pomy

A misdemeanor court in Egypt on Sunday acquitted 155 protesters who were arrested in connection with the violent clashes with police in October. The court dismissed the charges [Al-Ahram report, Arabic] of assaulting a police officer and vandalism. This group was specifically tied to violence on October 6 that killed almost 50 people. Thousands remain in jail awaiting trial, …

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by Matthew Pomy

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday denied an application to stay the merger of US Airways and American Airlines without issuing an opinion. The group of consumers filed the application based on similar antitrust claims already brought and settled by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). …

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