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Legal news from Saturday, December 28, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

A Turkish court ruled on Friday that the police-judiciary body attempting to root out government corruption did not have to disclose their investigations to the government. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempted to force these disclosures in order to reign in the power that police are currently able to exercise in the course of these investigations. The …

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by Peter Snyder

Iraqi police arrested Ahmed al-Awlani, an MP and prominent Sunni supporter of anti-government protests, on Saturday in the city of Ramadi. Awlani, a member of the Sunni supported Iraqiya bloc was reportedly wanted on terrorism charges along with his brother, Ali. Ali and five bodyguards were killed in the police raid, and 18 others were wounded. Awlani …

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by Peter Snyder

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, passed a resolution Saturday easing the countries one-child population control policy. The major policy change is expected to be implemented gradually with the NPC entrusting provincial congresses and their standing committees to make their own decisions on implementation based on demographic conditions in …

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