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Legal news from Wednesday, May 21, 2014
by Peter Snyder

US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order Tuesday evening halting the execution of Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew. Bucklew's attorneys have asked courts to stay the execution because of Bucklew's medical conditions. According to an affidavit from Dr. Joel B. Zivot, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Emory University School …

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by Peter Snyder

An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo convicted former president Hosni Mubarak Wednesday of embezzling millions of dollars of public money. The court sentenced Mubarak to three years in prison. His sons, Gamal and Alaa, were sentenced to four years in prison for their role in the embezzling scheme. The three men were ordered by …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The International Labor Organization (ILO) issued a report on Tuesday claiming that forced labor in the private economy generates $150 billion of profits worldwide every year. The figure is based on data published by ILO in 2012, estimating that 21 million people, more than half of them women and girls, are victims of forced private …

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by Ann Schober

The head of Germany's special Nazi war crimes agency, Kurt Schrimm, announced Monday that his office would soon turn over to state prosecutors the results of investigations into war crimes allegedly committed by several former concentration camp guards. As many as 20 men and women could be prosecuted for their role in killings …

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