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Legal news from Saturday, December 15, 2012
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Former Russian police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was found guilty on Friday for his role in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Pavlyuchenkov, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time of the murder, was arrested in August, and pleaded guilty without testifying to his role in the murder. The …

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by Samuel Franklin

US President Barack Obama signed legislation on Friday that normalizes US trade with Russia and places sanctions on any individual associated with violations of human rights in Russia. While the law eliminates Cold War era restrictions on trade that will allow better trade relations with Russia, it also directs the Secretary of State [official …

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