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Legal news from Thursday, September 24, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

In his first interview since being released from prison to house arrest in August 2014, leading Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng told the Associated Press that he was subject to torture. Zhisheng revealed that while he was held in a Chinese prison from 2010-14 he was tortured with an electric baton to his face and spent three …

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by Ashley Hogan

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday ordered the release of Sudanese funds held by New York banks to satisfy a $315 million default judgment in the USS Cole case. The lower court found in 2012 that Sudan had provided "material support" to al Qaeda and ordered compensation for the 17 …

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by Alexandra Farone

The Supreme Court of Cyprus unanimously ruled Thursday that Deputy Attorney General Rikkos Erotokritou should be impeached for his inappropriate actions when he accused Attorney General Costas Clerides of bribery during a nationally televised press conference in April. The court concluded that publicly announcing these serious, criminal and unfounded allegations was …

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by Alexandra Farone

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pardoned two Al Jazeera journalists Wednesday who had been sentenced in late August for releasing video footage that allegedly contained false news in support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, along with nearly 100 other prisoners, were freed from jail following el-Sisi's …

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