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Legal news from Sunday, June 1, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

A Chilean court on Friday said that it has completed the 10-year investigation into the origin of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's fortune and his suspected embezzlement of public funds. In an unanimous decision, an an appeals court in Santiago closed the investigation, allowing Judge Manuel Valderrama to formally accuse former military members who …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

Amnesty International (AI) urged Iran on Saturday not to execute a political dissident convicted of "enmity against God." Gholamreza Khosravi Savajani was sentenced to death in 2010 on the charge of "enmity against God" for his alleged links with a banned opposition group, the People's Mojahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI). Family members of …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

US President Barack Obama announced Saturday that prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl had been released into US custody in exchange for five detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. Bergdahl was the only confirmed US prisoner of war from the conflict in Afghanistan remaining in enemy custody. The Obama administration brokered the deal for Bergdahl's exchange …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 34 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi each to two years in prison and a USD $1,600 fine for their alleged participation in violence during celebrations of the three-year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. The defendants were convicted for violating Egypt's recent protest law which …

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