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Legal news from Sunday, April 27, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren

Egyptian courts over the weekend convicted many supporters of the ousted former president Mohamed Morsi on charges including violence and rioting. According to AFP reports, 13 supporters were sentenced on Saturday and another 42 on Sunday. Those sentenced on Saturday were convicted of offenses ranging from offending the public order to rioting and sabotage during protests in …

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by Stephen Adelgren

Nepalese lawmakers passed legislation on Friday that could grant amnesty to former Maoist rebels and security forces accused of committing various war crimes, including torture and murder, during the nation's civil war. The bill establishes two bodies for addressing the alleged commission of war crimes, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the …

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by Amy Mathieu

The Libyan News Agency reported on Sunday that the son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and other officials have appeared for their trial via video conferencing. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi appeared at his trial through video-conferencing because he has been held in Zintan by a militia since …

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by Amy Mathieu

A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced eight activists to life in prison for killing a policeman and participating in anti-regime protests in August. The eight pro-democracy protesters said that they confessed while being tortured. Harsh sentences for activists have become a trend in Bahrain. Since 2011 thousands of pro-democracy demonstrations have been held in the …

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