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Legal news from Tuesday, December 31, 2013
by Bradley McAllister

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday announced that they had filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on the extent of governmental use and interpretation of Executive Order 12,333, which permits US government surveillance abroad to protect national security. The lawsuit, filed …

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by Bradley McAllister

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia to reject the country's recently-passed counterterrorism law. HRW alleged that the law's definition of terrorism is overly broad, and will impose unfair restrictions on free speech and unduly criminalize any speech critical of the Saudi Arabian government or society. …

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by Peter Snyder

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced 139 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to two year prison terms on a variety of charges including rioting and sabotage. The protestors were arrested during a July 15 protest in Cairo, where Morsi's supporters demanded his reinstatement. Morsi was ousted from office as president …

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by Peter Snyder

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report Tuesday finding Syria the most dangerous nation in the world for journalists, with Egypt and Iraq just behind. The CPJ's report found that of the estimated 70 journalists killed worldwide in 2013, 29 were in Syria. Egypt and Iraq, countries marred by considerable sectarian and …

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