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Legal news from Sunday, December 9, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders on Friday urged China to end retaliatory efforts against Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights lawyer who successfully fled the communist country earlier this year, by immediately releasing the activist's nephew. According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights …

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by Cynthia Miley

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday ended a controversial decree that had greatly expanded his presidential powers. Although the move was viewed as a concession to protesters who had called for the end of the decree, Morsi refused to push the constitutional referendum on Egypt's draft constitution back from December 15, …

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