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Legal news from Saturday, May 30, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

Judges of the EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo issued verdicts in the Drenica I and Drenica II cases on Wednesday and sentenced 11 Kosovo Albanian men to prison. The charges included the intentional perpetration of violence, cruel treatment, beating, torture, humiliating and degrading treatment of civilians and for some the killing of …

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by Taylor Gillan

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday released a report arguing that strong encryption is elemental to basic human rights. The report hails encryption and anonymity as tools that allow individuals to "exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in a digital age," and thus deserve to …

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by Taylor Gillan

Croatia's parliament on Friday passed a law that grants compensation to victims of rape during the country's war of independence from Yugoslavia more than 20 years ago. Despite its lateness, the move has been hailed as an important step in recovering from the damage of the 1991-1995 conflict. The bill, which was passed with 86 votes in …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The US government on Friday formally removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as a positive step toward restoring Cuba-US diplomatic relations. US President Barack Obama said in April that he would drop Cuba from the list. In December Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro stated they would take …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Vladimir Katriuk, an elite Nazi storm trooper and the second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list died Thursday at the age of 93. Katriuk passed away after battling a long illness, according to his lawyer. It is alleged that Katriuk, a Ukrainian national, was a key participant in a massacre in what is now Belarus …

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