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Legal news from Saturday, January 4, 2014
by Amy Mathieu

A Turkish court on Saturday ordered the release of three Kurdish lawmakers charged with having links to militants after ordering the release of two others on Friday. A judge in Diyarbakir ruled that the detainment of Selma Irmakand and Faysal Sariyildiz, Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party members of parliament, and independent member Kemal Aktas violated their rights …

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by Amy Mathieu

The Supreme Court of Nepal rejected legislation on Saturday that proposed amnesty for those responsible for serious rights abuses during the country's civil war. A Maoist-led government proposed the legislation last year as part of a planned Truth and Reconciliation Commission aimed at healing the wounds from the civil war. Justices Kalyan Shrestha, Girish Chandra …

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