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Legal news from Sunday, March 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The City Hall of St. Petersburg in Russia on Sunday announced that the city's governor signed into law a bill that would impose fines against people convicted of promoting homosexuality, including gays or lesbians who are open about their sexuality. Governor Georgy Poltavchenko signed the bill on Wednesday [RFE/RL report] despite complaints that it discriminated against the gay community. …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The President and Chief Justice of China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Sunday told the National People's Congress (NPC) that the country must continue to implement legal reform to combat corruption and foster social and economic growth. In his address to the annual meeting of the NPC, Chief Justice Wang Shegjun …

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by Zach Zagger

An Egyptian army doctor was acquitted of obscenity by a military tribunal Sunday in relation to alleged forced virginity tests performed on detained protestors during the revolution last spring. The court refused to find that the forced virginity tests occurred despite a prior court ruling and allegations from Amnesty International (AI) quoting military generals. Military …

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