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Legal news from Saturday, July 12, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

There is mounting evidence of abductions and violence against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months, Amnesty International (AI) reported Friday. The report, entitled Abductions and Torture in Eastern Ukraine, documents the findings of allegations of abduction and torture perpetrated by separatist armed groups and pro-Kyiv forces. The …

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by Kimberly Bennett

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed alarm at the possible international human rights law violations as a result of the military operations that took place in Gaza on Thursday afternoon resulting in the deaths of 88 Palestinians. Israel's military operation "Protective Edge" began early last week, resulting in the killing …

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by Bradley McAllister

A provincial court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced four journalists and the chief executive from the Unity Journal to a 10-year prison sentence and hard labor for publishing a story in January in violation of the national State Secrets Act, a British colonial law dating back to the 1920s. The report alleged the …

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by Bradley McAllister

The public prosecutor's office of the government of Bahrain said Thursday that the country's most senior opposition leader and one of his aides will be charged for holding an illegal meeting with a US diplomat from the office of the US Secretary of State. The Bahraini nationals are Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the …

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