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Legal news from Tuesday, September 15, 2015
by Emelina Perez

A court in Toulouse, France, on Tuesday refused extradition requests for a Rwandan man facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Joseph Habyarimana allegedly incited the murder of monks when he worked in a monastery in 1994. Authorities accuse Habyarimana of identifying Tutsi monks to killers. The court stated it denied extradition because his actions were …

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by Taylor Gillan

A Kuwait court on Tuesday sentenced seven to death for their participation in the bombing of a Shiite mosque in June, which left 26 people dead and 227 others critically injured. Five of the men were sentenced in absentia as they remain fugitives. One of the men sentenced, Fahad Farraj Muhareb, was identified by the court as …

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by Taylor Gillan

The Supreme Court of South Korea on Tuesday upheld a law that forbids an unfaithful spouse from filing for divorce. The 7-6 ruling was the result of a challenge to the law by a man seeking to divorce a wife he left 15 years ago for another woman. In affirming that "the spouse who …

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by William Helbling

The Argentina Armed Forces has released documents revealing that Argentinian soldiers were tortured and abused by their superiors during the Falklands War in 1982. It is reported that many low level soldiers faced hash conditions such as being ill equipped and tortured by superiors. Soldiers reportedly endured mock executions andbeing placed in mass …

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by William Helbling

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Tuesday that Germany was entitled to cut of unemployment benefits to a Swedish family who migrated to the country and held temporary jobs. The case involved a Bosnian-born Swedish national who had three children born in Germany while working in the country temporarily during the late …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled that copyright owners must consider "fair use" before demanding the removal of online materials. The fair use doctrine, composed of a four-part test, essentially permits use of copyrighted materials where the use in question is sufficiently transformative to have little to no …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US government, on order from federal judge Gladys Kessler, has released eight redacted videos showing forced feedings at Guantanamo Bay prison. The videos, released to the US District Court for the District of Columbia as part of former prisoner Abu Wa'el Dhiab's suit against the federal government, depict tube feeding conducted by medical and …

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