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Legal news from Monday, September 28, 2015
by Taylor Gillan

Lebanese journalist Karma Khayat was fined €10,000 Monday following her refusal to take down Internet videos made in 2012. The videos risked exposing the identities of witnesses in the case of the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri. Khayat had been ordered by the court to remove the video, but ignored the order. The UN …

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by Taylor Gillan

The Bolivian Legislative Assembly on Saturday approved a bill to amend the constitution to extend presidential terms. The amendment will allow current President Evo Morales to run for a fourth consecutive term in office. The bill, which was approved by constitutional committee lawmakers on Tuesday, was passed Saturday after a 20-hour session with the required two-thirds majority. …

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by Brittany Felder

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed concern Monday about "an alarming upsurge in arrests, detention and killings" that have been occurring in Burundi since the beginning of September. Zeid said that many bodies have been found bound with their hands behind their back in the streets of Bujumbura with marks …

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by Brittany Felder

The Braunschweig public prosecutor's office opened a criminal investigation Monday of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, following accusations that the company cheated on government emissions tests by manipulating exhaust valves. The investigation will focus on determining who was responsible for the cheating scandal, but no further information was released. …

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