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Legal news from Saturday, May 9, 2015
by Emelina Perez

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that by releasing Omar Khadr on bail, Canada is taking a "significant step toward ending his ordeal." HRW is urging the Canadian government to rehabilitate Khadr and assist his integration into society. Khadr, 28, is a Canadian citizen who was captured by US forces at the age of …

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by Emelina Perez

Forces led by Saudi Arabia ordered civilians in northern Yemen to evacuate the area by Friday afternoon, declaring that the entire region would be deemed a military target, but also announced plans for a ceasefire next week. The coalition dropped leaflets in the area warning they would strike anything in the Saada province after 7pm …

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by Taylor Gillan

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday announced the launch of a federal civil rights investigation into Baltimore's police. Authorities, Lynch said, would look for discriminating practices by police and begin to review allegations of unlawful searches, seizures and arrests as well as excessive force, and they would seek a court enforceable agreement …

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by Taylor Gillan

A United Nations body responsible for protecting displaced people on Friday warned that many of the promising developments made in recent refugee history in Africa are at risk of being undone as over 50,000 people have fled Burundi in response to the start of the pre-election violence that began last month. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) [official …

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