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Legal news from Wednesday, May 28, 2014
by Addison Morris

Authorities in Ecuador on Tuesday announced, via Twitter, the issuance of an arrest warrant for former president Jamil Mahuad on the grounds that he allegedly misappropriated public funds during the late 1990s. Interior Minister Jose Serrano stated that a "red notice" had been issued by Interpol. Authorities sought a red notice against Mahuad …

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by Addison Morris

Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday held a public rally at a sports stadium for the mass sentencing of criminals, in which 55 individuals were sentenced before a crowd of 7,000 people. While three received death sentences for crimes including "violent terrorism," other prisoners' crimes ranged from separatism to participation in …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli commandos boarding the Mavi Marmara, part of a …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

A judge in the southern Iranian province of Fars on Tuesday ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court regarding complaints that his company's Instagram and Whatsapp applications have violated individuals' privacy. The Iranian Students' News Agency quoted Iranian Internet official Ruhollah Momen-Nasab in saying that, under the …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that US Secret Service agents are entitled to qualified immunity despite having treated a group of protesters differently based on their viewpoints. In 2004 while then-president George W. Bush was campaigning for re-election, groups of protesters and supporters rallied around the patio-area of the restaurant …

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by Ann Schober

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was justified in its decision to defer adopting new air quality standards for pollutants that contribute to acid rain. The lawsuit was brought against the EPA by the Center for Biological Diversity …

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