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Legal news from Saturday, October 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday ordered a status conference for October 7 and 8 in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case info. sheet, PDF] plans to attend with over 150 members of the Kenyan Parliament. The hearings …

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by Bradley McAllister

Egyptian judge Said Youssef [Al-akhbar report] was removed from his position on the Minya Criminal Court of Egypt on Tuesday to a seat on the civilian judicial court in Egypt. The Minya court, known as one of the nation's terrorism courts, was the forum for two mass sentences of hundreds of Islamic …

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by Addison Morris

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement alleging widespread sexual abuse and harassment taking place at the immigration family detention center of Karnes City, Texas. According to the allegations, guards and staff …

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by Addison Morris

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to veto a series of amendments that would severely limit the freedom of the media. The new amendments seek to limit foreign involvement in Russian media by prohibiting any foreign entity from owning more than 20 percent of a Russian media outlet. While …

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