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Legal news from Sunday, January 27, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said in a statement delivered Sunday to the African Union summit that the leaders in Africa must increase efforts to lower poverty levels, end cycles of violence and accelerate development. Ban noted that while many countries have made strides to achieve the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [official …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday called on the Russian State Duma to reject a proposed law that would fine any individuals or organizations, including government officials, who promote homosexuality to minors under the age of 18. The bill, which was passed after a first reading on Friday by …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 21 people who were found guilty of involvement in last year's Port Said soccer stadium disaster to the death penalty. The ruling comes almost a year after the February 1, 2012 tragedy that killed 74 people and injured more than 1,000 when fans of Al-Masry violently stormed the stands and attacked Al-Ahly …

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