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Legal news from Monday, December 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a letter sent on Friday, called on Ukrainian authorities to end intimidation tactics against those allegedly the victim of police violence. The letter detailed concerns surrounding the treatment of two groups of protesters. The groups were protesting on November 30 at Independence Square and December 1 on Bankova Street to protest …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected claims by former president Pervez Musharraf and ruled the trial against Musharraf for treason will continue Tuesday, as previously scheduled. Musharraf was challenging the legitimacy of the proceedings. The first challenge was directed at the court's jurisdiction. Musharraf claimed that since he …

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by Taylor Gillan

A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah on Monday rejected a request from lawyers for the state of Utah to block same-sex marriages from occurring in the state. Over 100 weddings have been held since Utah's ban on same-sex marriage was overturned on Friday by U.S. District …

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by Taylor Gillan

Two members of the feminist rock group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were released from prison on Monday after the Russian government's approval of sweeping new amnesty laws [414081-6, 414076-6, 414060-6, 414142-6 texts, PDF, in Russian]. The laws were approved unanimously by the Russian Duma's lower house of parliament and …

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