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Legal news from Monday, January 3, 2011
by Ashley Hileman

The Uganda High Court on Monday issued a permanent injunction and awarded damages to plaintiffs who were alleged to be homosexuals by the Ugandan tabloid newspaper, The Rolling Stone. The complaint was filed by Uganda's Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law on behalf of three members who, along with …

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by Daniel Richey

Iranian opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi on Monday publicly invited the government to put him on trial [Kaleme.com report, in Persian] for the civil unrest and violence that erupted in the wake of the hotly disputed 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Karroubi said his only request is that the …

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by Daniel Richey

Liberal Russian political activist and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov was sentenced Sunday to 15 days in jail for his part in an unauthorized protest march in Moscow on December 31. Nemtsov, leader of the opposition group Solidarity, and an outspoken critic of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin …

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