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Legal news from Sunday, February 1, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

The UN mission in Iraq said Sunday that at least 1,375 people have been killed in January due to violence amid the ongoing conflict. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq found that out of those killed, approximately 790 were civilians. At least 1,469 civilians and 771 security forces were injured. The group also noted that …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday announced a plan to end the country's complete ban on abortions. Bachelet stated in a televised address that she has sent a bill to Congress that would allow abortion when a mother's life is at risk, a fetus will not survive pregnancy or when a woman is raped. Chile, …

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by Emelina Perez

African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons to answer to charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, …

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by Emelina Perez

Amnesty International (AI) said Sunday it has gathered evidence that the Egyptian government is covering up the deaths of more than two dozen people who died in protests on the anniversary of the 2011 uprisings. Twenty-seven people died in protests last week, including two women, a 10-year-old child and two members of the security forces. …

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