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Legal news from Wednesday, December 18, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren

Egyptian state media reported Wednesday that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will be tried on charges of espionage and terrorism along with 35 other defendants, many of whom are also former high-level officials and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat claimed the Muslim Brotherhood to …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report Wednesday claiming that Israel's new detention facility violates an order of the Supreme Court of Israel, which ruled in September that the detention of undocumented immigrants for up to three years without trial was unconstitutional. In response, the Israeli Cabinet adopted an …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ordered the release of a foreign policy document by the Obama administration in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In 2011, the Center for Effective Government (CEF), formerly OMB Watch, filed a FOIA request for …

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