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Legal news from Sunday, December 8, 2013

[JURIST] Pakistan's military partially complied with a Supreme Court [official website] 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 [Reuters report] about the detainees, … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official websites] released a report [text, PDF] Sunday stating that although there was an increase of reported acts of violence against women to the Afghan authorities in the past year, … [read more]

[JURIST] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday denied an application [text, PDF] to stay the merger of US Airways and American Airlines [corporate websites] without issuing an opinion. The group of consumers filed the application based on similar antitrust claims already brought and settled [JURIST … [read more]

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