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Legal news from Sunday, November 1, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in Voisine v. US after having considered the case at two previous conferences this year. The case presents the issue of whether a "reckless" misdemeanor crime qualifies as a misdemeanor crime of domestic abuse for the purposes of 18 USC §§ 921(a)(33)(A) and 922(g)(9) …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Guiena's Constitutional Court on Saturday validated the reelection of President Alpha Conde amid allegations of fraud and rigging. Conde won the election, which took place on October 11, by a majority vote of 57.84 percent, giving him a second five-year term in office. Opposition leaders and candidates, including Faya Lansana Millimono, Papa Koly Kourouma and Lansana Kouyate, …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Egypt has prevented hundreds of individuals from leaving the country over the past year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Sunday. The government has reportedly denied permission to political leaders, youth activists, people associated with nongovernmental groups and a former aide to ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Those who experienced the travel restrictions stated they were stopped going …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Japan and the EU have circulated a draft UN resolution condemning North Korea's human rights abuses and encouraging the UN Security Council to refer the country to the International Criminal Court, the Associated Press reported Friday. The resolution notes reports of torture, limits on freedom of mobility, restrictions on freedom of speech, restrictions on freedom …

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