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Legal news from Sunday, June 7, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

Burundi opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Saturday said that a presidential election must be held by August so that a newly elected government is in place by the time current president Pierre Nkurunziza's term ends August 26. Currently there is an election planned for June 26, but the likelihood of it taking place has greatly …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A British warship sailing in the Mediterranean Sea launched a mission on Sunday to rescue over 500 migrants stranded at sea, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. A Royal Navy helicopter has found four migrant vessels in need of assistance so far. It was also reported by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) [official …

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by Jacqueline Jones

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday invited Yemen President Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi to send a delegation to the UN sponsored Yemen consultation set to begin in Geneva on June 14th. The Secretary General has called on all parties to participate in good faith and without an preconceived notions for the interest of all …

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by Jacqueline Jones

A Saudi court on Sunday upheld blogger Raif Badawi's sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam through electronic channels." The blogger ran The Liberal Saudi Network for 4 years before being arrested by Saudi authorities. Badawi was originally charged with insulting Islam for co-founding the religious discussion website Free Saudi Liberals. He …

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