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Legal news from Tuesday, May 12, 2015
by Valerie Howell

Refugees and migrants crossing through Libya face human rights abuses including torture and rape, Amnesty International (AI) reported Sunday. The report asserts that foreign nationals in Libya are subject to alarming rates of rape, torture and abduction, causing many to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea trying to escape. AI also noted that …

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by Valerie Howell

The Swedish Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeking to overturn a 2010 arrest warrant for alleged sexual assault that was reissued by a lower court late last year. The warrant requires Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has …

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by Steven Wildberger

Mohamed Fahmy, an Al Jazeera journalist and Canadian national, announced plans on Monday to sue the network for negligence and seek USD $100 million in damages. Formerly a CNN journalist, Fahmy and two other Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted and sentenced by an Egyptian judge last year on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering …

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by Steven Wildberger

Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison after being convicted of telling New York Times journalist James Risen about classified plans to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In 2006 Risen published his book "State of War," in which he related details of a classified CIA plan …

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