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Legal news from Tuesday, September 8, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

The People's High Court for the eastern Chinese province of Anhui on Monday publicly apologized to 19 people for their wrongful convictions. The court's apology appeared in a local paper, stating that the court wished to restore the reputation of the individuals who were wrongfully imprisoned for illegal fundraising or fraud in 2012. The court overturned the …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Sunday lifted a ban on the release of a documentary film that depicted the rescue of a woman 17-days after the 2013 garment factory disaster. The movie producer appealed the ban to a four-judge panel led by judge Surendra Kumar Sinha. The film's director, Nazrul Islam Khan argued that …

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by Taylor Gillan

The UN's special representative for migration on Tuesday urged countries worldwide to aid in responding to the growing migration crisis in Europe. In his statement, top official in charge of migration Peter Sutherland called for a "much more proactive response by the international community," stressing the need to get specific commitments from every state in regard to …

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by Taylor Gillan

Former Chadian leader Hissène Habré was carried into court Monday by masked security agents following his refusal to participate in his trial for war crimes. Habré, who has denounced the proceedings as politically motivated, is accused of committing crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes during his 1982-1990 rule. According to the Chadian truth and …

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by William Helbling

The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday announced the arrest of four individuals who are linked to war crimes committed during the nation's conflict in the early 1990s. Investigations have revealed that the four men are former senior members of the Bosnian police who are accused illegally arresting, detaining …

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by William Helbling

Egypt's former Agriculture Minister was detained Monday after an investigation headed by the country's prosecutor revealed that the minister and others received bribes amounting to over USD $1 million. The detention of former minister Salah el-Din Helal came after he resigned at the request of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Helal allegedly took bribes [Al Jazeera …

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