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Legal news from Sunday, February 26, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

A Cairo Criminal Court judge on Sunday adjourned the trial of 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) employees, including 16 Americans and 27 other foreigners, until April following the first day of the trial. Employees of the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House are being charged with promoting democracy in the country without proper licenses …

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by Matthew Pomy

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday sentenced former president of the municipality of Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milan Tupajic, to two months in prison on two counts of contempt for refusing to testify against Radovan Karadzic, founding member …

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by Matthew Pomy

Syria held a referendum Sunday to vote on a new constitution. The gesture towards the opposition by President Bashar al-Assad has widely been seen as an empty one, with much of the international community calling it a "sham". The vote comes just one day after reportedly 89 people were killed in …

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