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Legal news from Monday, December 9, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper the court heard arguments on "Whether Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) immunity may be denied without a determination that the air carrier's disclosure was materially false." The ATSA requires …

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by Lauren Laing

UN human rights experts on Monday called on the Iraqi government to provide information on seven residents of Camp Ashraf who were allegedly abducted in September amidst an attack that left 52 people dead. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances demanded that the Iraqi government "speed up the investigations in order …

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by Lauren Laing

Two UN human rights experts on Monday urged the Bangladesh government to halt the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah, based on concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh sentenced Mollah to death without appeal in September, and …

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by Lauren Laing

Beijing prosecutors on Monday said that they received from police a letter of recommendation to bring charges against Xu Zhiyong for disrupting public order. Xu was arrested in August for organizing demonstrations and campaigning for Chinese officials to reveal their wealth, in an attempt to combat corruption. Xu is a law lecturer at the Beijing …

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by Lauren Laing

A Kuwaiti court on Monday acquitted 70 opposition members of charges related to the 2011 storming of the parliament. At least nine of the acquitted were former members of parliament. The 2011 demonstrations over allegations of high-level corruption prompted Kuwaiti authorities to tighten security measures nationwide. At the time, opposition lawmakers sought to question then prime minister Sheik Nasser …

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