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Legal news from Saturday, June 14, 2014
by Ann Schober

An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted Habib el-Adly, Egypt's former interior minister and head of security services under former president Hosni Mubarak, of certain corruption charges on which he was convicted in 2011. Specifically, el-Adly was cleared of charges that he ordered police officials to find prospective top-paying buyers for land he …

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by William Helbling

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday put a hold on same-sex marriages within the state. Many same-sex couples rushed to get married after last week's ruling which deemed the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. It has been reported that more than …

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by William Helbling

A group of independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged Thai authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic human rights and to restore democratic rule in the country. Human rights issues in Thailand have become an issue as political unrest has resulted in the suspension of the Constitution and the military assuming power of the …

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