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Legal news from Sunday, May 4, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Friday ordered the permanent reinstatement of hormone treatments for a transgender Ohio prison inmate who complained about losing her breast tissue, growing facial hair and suffering other related symptoms after treatments were stopped. Whitney Lee had been receiving hormone treatments since 1999 until …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

An Egyptian court on Saturday denied bail for three Al Jazeera journalists being imprisoned on charges of false reporting, and extended the imprisonment of a fourth journalist for 45 days. Al Jazeera English Journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are charged with falsifying news and association with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville issued a statement on Friday urging the US to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty following a botched execution performed in Oklahoma last week. The OHCHR asserted that the execution of Clayton Lockett, who …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins of the war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay filed a motion, which was made public on Monday, asking the court to reconsider an order from last month that released classified information to defense attorneys regarding the arrest, detention and interrogation …

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