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Legal news from Saturday, September 12, 2015
by Steven Wildberger

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez [official website - in Spanish] on Friday was sentenced by a Venezuelan court to over 13 years in prison for inciting violence in nationwide protests in 2014. Lopez, a former Caracas borough mayor and Harvard University graduate, has long opposed leftist President Nicolás Maduro, an opposition he and his compatriots in the …

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by Steven Wildberger

An Indian anti-terror court on Friday convicted 12 men of various charges, including murder, in connection with the near simultaneous bombings of seven trains in Mumbai in 2006. The men, ranging in age from late 20s to early 40s, are thought to have been members of the Students Islamic Movement of India. …

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by Bradley McAllister

The California State Legislature on Friday approved the End of Life Option Act [ABX2-15] by a vote of 23-14. The measure would allow doctors to provide terminally ill patients with and aid-in-dying drug that a patient takes with the purpose of ending his or her own life. The bill now proceeds to the office of California Governor …

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by Bradley McAllister

Two independent human rights experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday offered support for recent measures by India and China to limit the use of the death penalty. In August, the Law Commission of India issued a report that concluded …

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